EU may appear to be a giant when it can act on behalf of a united Europe, but usually it is hampered by conflicting member state interests. The EU economic and administrative resources for foreign and trade policy are quite small (on level with one of its major member states) and the hopes in many parts of the world for an EU which can balance the US power are unrealistic.
|Title of host publication||The International Dimension of EU Policies|
|Editors||Bruno Amoroso, Andrea Gallina|
|Number of pages||15|
|Place of Publication||Roskilde|
|Pages||17 - 31|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
Schmid, H. (2005). A Giant or a Dwarf? The Role of the European Union in the Global Political Economy. In B. Amoroso, & A. Gallina (Eds.), The International Dimension of EU Policies (pp. 17 - 31). Roskilde Universitet.