Is the European Union a global power? The Lisbon Treaty and the foreign and defense policy

Antonio Goucha Soares About the author

This article analyses the amendments introduced by the Lisbon Treaty concerning foreign and defense policy, in the framework of a strategy to make Europe a global power. It starts by contextualizing this policy in the acting of the European Union, and then it reviews the main changes provided by the Treaty of Lisbon.

European Union; foreign and defense policy; Lisbon Treaty


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