Title

Member States Resistance to EU Foreign Policy Sanctions

Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Publisher’s Version

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

European Union (EU) sanctions are agreed in the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), a framework where the unanimity rule prevails and where individual Member States have a formal veto. Thus, Member State compliance with sanctions can be expected to be optimal: If Member States have serious objections to the imposition of sanctions, they can veto their adoption in the Council.Yet, while implementation is comparatively satisfactory, Member States have availed of opportunities to undermine the application of EU sanctions regimes at various levels. On the basis of the theoretical framework provided by Saurugger and Terpan, the present article explores various ways in which Member States attempt to resist EU measures, categorizes them and explains Member States’ choice of resistance techniques.

Keywords

sanctions

Discipline

Political Science | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Research Areas

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

Publication

EUROPEAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS REVIEW

Volume

20

Issue

2/1

First Page

39

Last Page

61

ISSN

1384-6299

Publisher

Kluwer Law International

Embargo Period

9-9-2015

Additional URL

http://www.kluwerlawonline.com/abstract.php?area=Journals&id=EERR2015024

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