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Current Transformation of the Environmental Policy of the European Union
The urgent need for internationally coordinated action on climate change and environmental care has appeared recently. In this context the European Union claimed to be the driving force to address the global challenge and came a long way from ineffective strategy of the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference to the highly successful Paris Agreement in 2015. However, it is generally believed that the EU uses soft power measures in order to provide its leadership in the sphere at the international level and does not resort to hard power tools. The purpose of the proposed research project is to analyze the role of political coercion in the modern EU Environmental policy.