Article 40 TEU and the European External Action Service: the eternal paradox? Article 40 [The Relationship Between Powers and Competences Under the TEU and Under the TFEU] (ex-Article 47 TEU) (ex Articles 27a to 27e, 40 to 40b and 43 to 45 TEU and ex Articles 11 and 11a TEC) TITLE V GENERAL PROVISIONS ON THE UNION'S EXTERNAL ACTION AND SPECIFIC PROVISIONS ON THE COMMON FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY Declaration on Article 16(4) of the Treaty on European Union and Article 238(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union ... 40 to 40b and 43 to 45 TEU and ex Articles 11 and 11a TEC) 1. Article 40 U.K. (ex Article 47 TEU). Article 40(ex Article 47 TEU) Consolidated version of the Treaty on European Union#TITLE V - GENERAL PROVISIONS ON THE UNION'S EXTERNAL ACTION AND SPECIFIC PROVISIONS ON THE COMMON FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY#Chapter 2 - Specific provisions on the common foreign and security policy#Section 1 - Common provisions#Article 40(ex Article 47 TEU) Article 40 The implementation of the common foreign and security policy shall not affect the application of the procedures and the extent of the powers of the institutions laid down by the Treaties for the exercise of the Union competences referred to in Articles 3 to 6 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Article 40 TEU states, ‘The implementation of the common foreign and security policy shall not affect the application of the procedures and the extent of the powers of the institutions laid down by the Treaties for the exercise of the Union competences referred to in Articles 3 to 6 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The implementation of the common foreign and security policy shall not affect the application of the procedures and the extent of the powers of the institutions laid down by the Treaties for the exercise of the Union competences referred to in Articles 3 to 6 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.