The aim of this project was to gain a better understanding of how EU policy processes work, and the extent to which they allow for development inputs. The particular focus of the project has been EU Council processes, although attention has also been given to the role of the Commission.
The project as a whole has been managed by the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. Alan Hudson's role has been to conduct a series of case studies about policy processes in a number of spheres.
This case study examines the decision by the General Affairs and External Relations Council to adopt conclusions on climate change in the context of development cooperation, along with an Action Plan in November 2004.
A first stage of negotiations was between the EU and all the ACP countries. A second stage of negotiations has been proceeding between the EU and each of the six regions, concerning in particular questions of regional integration.
Member states retain the power to grant or deny applications for licences to export arms, but the Code lays down criteria, and aims at harmonising practices across the EU. The Code of Conduct has two parts.
Case Study: EU Strategy for Action on the Crisis in Human Resources for Health in Developing Countries
The EU strategy for action on the crisis in human resources for health in developing countries outlines the response of the EU and the European Commission in particular to the WHO’s decade of action.
The EU’s sugar regime has been characterized by high guaranteed internal prices, quotas, tariffs, export subsidies and preferential access to EU markets for ACP sugar producers in Sugar Protocol Countries.