This book provides a systematic treatment of the general legal rules governing the external relations of the European Communities. As such it will give the practitioner and student a guide to the law and practice of the Communities in an area which is of steadily growing importance. It will be of particular use to the busy practitioner who needs to find out: the principal texts and legal authorities; how the EC operates internationally; and where to find more detailed discussions of particular issues; The principal chapters deal with legal personality, competence, treaty-making procedures, Community Agreements (including mixed agreements), Community Commercial Policy, Development Policy, Transport, Fisheries, Environment, Research and Technology, Energy, Human Rights, Sanctions, Drug Control, and so on. In the wake of the Maastricht Agreement and the future of the Community apparently set to include continuing expansion, this expert commentary by experienced Community lawyers will be an invaluable source for anyone practicing in EC law. It will also be of interest to scholars and postgraduate students taking courses in external relations law.