A centralidade do cargo de Alto Representante da União Europeia para os Negócios Estrangeiros e Política de Segurança na construção europeia

  • Vasco José Laranjo Valgrande e Patacas Gonçalves (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This thesis attempts to show the centrality which the role of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, established on December 1st 2009 by the Treaty of Lisbon, holds in European development. Centrality which, accordingly, enables it to have a say in the European Union, unparalleled up to now, by any other role. This thesis, therefore, aims to demonstrate that this role is placed at the centre of European development in so far as its central positioning assumes an overall importance in the whole structure of the European Union, both in external and internal action. In addition, this thesis endeavours to highlight that this role also places itself as the main pillar of a new and effective impulse in further European political integration, since it is postulated as the first and only guarantee of closeness between both supranational and intergovernmental logic.
Date of Award20 Feb 2014
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorEduardo Lopes Rodrigues (Supervisor)


  • High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
  • Common foreign and security policy
  • External action
  • Centrality
  • Political integration
  • Intergovernmentalism
  • Supranationalism


  • Mestrado em Estudos Europeus

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