STEP 1. Overview

In this unit, you are going to learn what international actorness is and whether the European Union (EU) can be considered a global international actor. To put it in an easier way, is the EU able to act at the international level? Does the EU have an influence on global politics? If it is so, is the EU more influential on certain issues rather than on others? Does the EU have an identity that is recognized at the international level? Is the EU able to speak in a single voice in global and international affairs although it is made up of 27 different Member States?