Maximizing Influence by Leading the Council: Smart State Strategies for Small State Presidencies

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How does a small state maximize their influence when leading the Council? This chapter argues that small states need to prioritize goals and means, network and accept their relative lack of power as the point of departure for their diplomatic efforts if they are to maximize influence when holding the Council presidency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMalta’s EU Presidency : A Study in a Small State Presidency of the Council of the EU
EditorsMark Harwood, Stefano Moncada, Roderick Pace
Place of PublicationValletta
PublisherMalta University Publishing
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)9789990944761
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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