About: ESDI Archives

  • Spanish Presidency plans to boost EU security policy

    News | Science & Policymaking 18-01-2002

    The Spanish Presidency intends to give a boost to the European
    Security and Defence Policy as a means to increase Europe's
    presence on the international stage. The Spanish Prime Minister,
    José María Aznar said that fight against terrorism should become
    one of the policy's objectives.

  • EU defence force under threat

    News | Security 11-12-2001

    Greece has blocked the agreement between EU diplomats and Turkey on European rapid reaction force. The agreement, negotiated by British, Dutch and American diplomats, would give the EU access to NATO's military equipment and planning capabilities.

  • Greece disputes EU-Turkey defence agreement

    News | Security 07-12-2001

    Greece, an EU member, has warned that it may block the deal with Turkey on European rapid reaction force. Turkey had earlier announced that it was ready to drop its objections to NATO sharing its military equipment and planning capabilities with the EU rapid reaction force.

  • Turkey lifts veto on NATO assistance to EU military force

    News | Security 03-12-2001

    Turkey announced over the weekend that it is ready to drop its objections to NATO sharing its military equipment and planning capabilities with the EU rapid reaction force. Ankara said that negotiations between Turkey, NATO and the EU have produced a basis for cooperation.

  • NATO draws Russia closer

    News | Security 23-11-2001

    NATO and Russia have launched a new strategic partnership at a meeting between NATO Secretary General George Robertson and the Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on 22 November. Lord Robertson presented the British proposal to offer Russia a say in some NATO decisions.

  • EU recognises the need to speed up its defence plans

    News | Security 20-11-2001

    The foreign and defence ministers of the 15 EU Member States recognised the need to speed up their common defence policy in the aftermath of the 11 September terrorist attacks. The EU foreign and security policy chief Javier Solana urged the Member States to put more resources into the planned rapid reaction force, to be set up by 2003.

  • New study doubts EU rapid reaction force

    News | Security 19-10-2001

    A new study by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies, dealing with the post-September-11 threat, expresses doubt that the EU will be capable of setting up its rapid reaction force by 2003. The study deals with the new strategic era after the terrorist attacks in the US, when international terrorism is a newly defined enemy, capable of effectively controlling states from which it can operate.

  • Terrorism highlights need for EU defence

    News | Security 12-10-2001

    EU defence ministers are discussing plans to speed up the implementation of their common security and defence policy in the aftermath of terrorist attacks in the US. The Friday meeting of EU defence ministers in Brussels has started with a discussion on the US and British military campaign against terrorist bases in Afghanistan.

  • Turkey opposes EU-NATO agreement

    News | Security 11-06-2001

    Turkey opposes understanding on access of EU forces to NATO assets and planning; EU expects resolution from NATO Summit

  • Turkey drops veto on EU-NATO defence agreement

    News | Security 30-05-2001

    Turkey and NATO have reached an agreement which will give EU rapid reaction forces access to NATO's military assets

  • Member States try to break EU-Turkey deadlock over rapid reaction force

    News | Security 22-05-2001

    Netherlands and UK try to break EU-Turkey deadlock over rapid reaction force before NATO meeting in Budapest

  • EU anger at Turkish blockage of European defence

    News | Security 16-05-2001

    Turkey angers EU Member States by maintaining its veto on EU-NATO cooperation

Contribute