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Introduction In the first chapter of this book we posed two basic questions: how has EU membership affected the foreign policies of the new member states? And how have the NMS sought to influence EU foreign policy and with what success? In the chapters which followed, the foreign policies of each of the 12 NMS that joined the EU in 2004 and 2007 were examined, utilizing a common analytical framework and set of questions derived from the insights of the scholarly literatures on European foreign policy analysis and Europeanization. Based upon these empirical investigations, we can draw some preliminary conclusions about the impact of EU membership on the foreign policies of the new member states and the Europeanization of national foreign policy more generally.