versión impresa ISSN 0122-4409
BOCCHI, Davide. Analysis of the foreign policy of the European Union in the period 2002 - 2008 towards the negotiated solution of the Colombian conflict. Pap.polit. [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.1, pp. 167-200. ISSN 0122-4409.
In its foreign policy towards Colombia, the European Union maintains to have a global strategy of peace. In reality, unlike the Dialogue of San José -the forum of political debate that began in 1984 to contribute to the solution of the conflicts, the democratization and the development in Central America- in the Colombian case the performance of the UE has been conditional by local political conjunctures or subordinated to the existence or not of negotiations between the Colombian Government and the illegal armed actors. Beyond the call to the necessity of a negotiated solution for the Colombian armed conflict and of the importance of a humanitarian agreement for the liberation of the victims of kidnapping, it seems that the disposition of the UE is limited to support a demobilization process, in which the guerrillas lay down the arms voluntarily, without mediating a political agenda with the Government. Instead of using the FTA to press the Government of Uribe to seat in a table of dialogue with the guerrillas, the European Union seems interested only in obtaining a commercial agreement, which could successively impose to other countries of the world.
Palabras llave : Colombia; internal armed conflict; negotiated solution; European Union; foreign policy; Armed conflict - Colombia; Conflict management; European Union - Foreign relations - Colombia.