3.4. Being officially EU Ambassador
The EU can take an official position in foreign affairs when this position is approved by all EU Member States (represented by their President, Prime Minister or Minister of Foreign Affairs or EU Member State Ambassador or Representative of this Member State) since foreign policy is an ‘intergovernmental competence’ which means that each EU Member State can decide on its own the positions in foreign affairs the EU Member State will take. When all EU Member States agree with a specific position in foreign affairs, this position can also be defended, promoted and explained by the European External Action Service that has in almost all countries around the World an official EU Ambassador. This European External Action Service is officially presided by a High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy who can also only take such common positions in name of the EU when all EU Member States agree. When the EU Member States don’t agree on a certain topic of foreign affairs the EU Member States can still take different positions on this topic, represented by their President, Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs or EU Member State Ambassador or Representative. In certain cases of foreign affairs this can also be an interesting positioning of the EU in practice and in the reality of foreign affairs: you can probably imagine why as clever EU Cultural Youth Ambassador. Good luck with all the possibilities and opportunities that will surely come up during your life and enjoy the road along the way!