Article 32 [Cooperation Between Member States on CFSP]

(ex-Article 16 TEU)
  • Hermann-Josef Blanke
  • Stelio Mangiameli


Member States shall 4 consult 2–8 one another within the European Council and the Council on any matter of foreign and security policy of general interest 9,10 in order to determine a common approach. 15–18 Before undertaking any action on the international scene or entering into any commitment which could affect the Union’s interests, 13 each Member State shall consult 5 the others within the European Council or the Council. Member States shall ensure, through the convergence of their actions, 11,12 that the Union is able to assert its interests and values 14 on the international scene. Member States shall show mutual solidarity. 19–22


Member State Foreign Policy External Action Security Policy General Interest 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermann-Josef Blanke
    • 1
  • Stelio Mangiameli
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty for Economics, Law and Social ScienceUniversity of ErfurtErfurtGermany
  2. 2.National Research Council Institute for Regionalism, Federalism and Self-GovernmentRomeItaly

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