For the EU at the U.N., Rising Influence but Bad Timing

Mark Rutte, the prime minister of the Netherlands, addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, Sept. 26, 2018 (AP photo by Frank Franklin II).
Mark Rutte, the prime minister of the Netherlands, addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, Sept. 26, 2018 (AP photo by Frank Franklin II).
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Is the European Union becoming an effective diplomatic force in the Security Council? Advocates of a common EU foreign policy have long called on the bloc to play a greater role at the United Nations. Germany is even formally committed to the idea of an EU seat on the council. The union has gradually become more prominent in the General Assembly as well as in debates on development aid over the past two decades. But it has not had the same impact in the Security Council. Britain and France have defended their special status as permanent members and been wary […]

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