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EU Priorities 2020 27-03-2009

Germany in 2009

While Germany successfully managed its dual presidency of the European Union and G8 in 2007, a year later the country stands accused of making weak and contradictory commitments on many issues, particularly foreign and social policies, write Claire Demesmay and Hans Stark in a March paper for the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI).
Global Europe 27-11-2008

Why China sees the EU as a counterweight to America

"China sees the European Union as a possible balance to the United States," argues Dingli Shen, deputy director and professor from the Centre of American Studies in Fudan University, in the autumn edition of Europe's World.
Global Europe 15-10-2008

Kosovo’s fragile transition

"Kosovo is proving to be a difficult test for EU security and defence policy," argues a September report from the International Crisis Group (ICG), which urges the bloc to show more determination to deliver on international commitments and avoid compromising ongoing negotiations with Russia over the deployment of a new EU defence mission to Georgia.
Global Europe 21-05-2008

Turkey’s role in transatlantic relations

Turkey's relations with the EU have become a pivotal issue in the evolving EU-NATO relationship but security concerns still need to be ironed out, says Sinan Ülgen in an April discussion paper for the Istanbul-based Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM).
Security 28-03-2008

France, NATO and European defence

France and the UK are close to reaching an agreement that would "dramatically improve relations between the EU and NATO," according to a March policy brief by Tomas Valasek of the Centre for European Reform (CER).

Preparing for the multipolar world: European foreign and security policy in 2020

With America's relative power likely to decline in the near future, the EU has to improve its institutions and capabilities if it is to emerge as a strong pillar of the likely new multipolar system, argues a Centre for European Reform (CER) analysis.
Security 15-06-2006

Analysis: Tensions in EU External Relations Competences

In a policy-oriented analysis, Dr Simon Duke (EIPA, Maastricht) looks at conflicts of competences and “grey areas” between the Community and the more ‘intergovernmental pillars’ on which the Union establishes its external relations - and how to remedy them.
Future EU 03-02-2006

Analysis: A portrait of the Union in a puzzling state of mind

This issue of "EU-25 Watch" addresses key issues and challenges to European integration.  The internet study was published by Barbara Lippert and Timo Goosmann of the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP)  in Berlin within the framework of EU-CONSENT a "Network of Excellence". It  sheds light on key issues like the "Lisbon process" or the "role of the EU in the World".  The analysis is based on reports by institutes from all 25 EU members states as well as from the four acceeding/ candidate countries Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia and Turkey.
Security 12-01-2005

European ‘battle groups’:A New Stimulus for European Security

On 22 November 2004 the defence ministers of the European Union in Brussels decided in favor of the formation of so-called 'battle groups'. These mobile combat units, which could be ready for action within a few days and would be available for use in crisis situation. The goal of this initiative is to give the EU a military capacity to act in distant regions of conflict as well as to bolster the project of the “European Security and Defence Policy” (ESVP) militarily. This analysis from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation looks at how this decision should be assessed? Which problems will emerge for EU members? And - above all - can the concept be implemented within the planned timeframe?
Politics 11-12-2003

The world is the stage – A global security strategy for the European Union

This paper aims to contribute to the fine-tuning and implementation of the EU's security strategy.
Politics 03-12-2003

Saint Malo plus five: an interim assessment of ESDP

This report assesses the evolution of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) since its inception at the Saint Malo summit five years ago.
Security 23-10-2003

Resolving the rows over ESDP

The article looks at the "dangerous combination of circumstances" that have "threatened the very existence" of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) since the Iraq war.
Security 02-10-2002

Time for Mr ESDP?

Time for Mr ESDP? The EU’s attempt to create a viable defence policy ­ born of Franco British parentage at Saint Malo four years ago ­ has, so far, made only limited progress. A dispute between the Greek and Turkish...
Security 27-06-2002

An Integrated Civil Police Force for the European Union

An Integrated Civil Police Force for the European Union The European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) enjoys the support of a larger percentage of the European public than does the EU itself (74% vs. 48%). The “war against terrorism” that...
Enlargement 01-05-2001

Accommodating Turkey in ESDP

1. Introduction Can Turkey’s demands for equal treatment with EU member states be reconciled with the EU’s demand for autonomous decision capacity? This commentary analyses the Turkish position and assesses the theoretical and practical possibilities for accommodating Turkey’s demands in...