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Diplomatic and consular tasks of EU Delegations: theory in practice

Kerres, Pia (2015) Diplomatic and consular tasks of EU Delegations: theory in practice.

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Abstract:This thesis investigates the similarities between the task description for the EU Delegations established by the EEAS Decision and the task description in the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the framework for national representations. After a comparison, nine points tasks were found which are mentioned in the Vienna Conventions but are absent in the EEAS Decision. The thesis continues by analyzing how Delegations behave regarding these tasks. A literature review gives an indication of where the academic discussion regarding each point stands, and what role can be imagined for the Delegations. In order to test whether Delegations fulfill such tasks, a questionnaire was developed and sent to six Delegations. After analyzing the results, the thesis comes to the conclusion that the Delegations refrain from parting from their role as an information provider in eight of out the nine points. Regarding the ninth task, the promotion of bilateral relations, Delegations stated that they engage in this task and even believe it to be one of their most important tasks.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:86 law, 89 political science
Programme:European Studies BSc (56627)
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