NATO has decided to enhance its contribution to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS. The U.S.-led Coalition has been providing air support for Iraqi and Kurdish forces notably since the…
Première constatation : Ce ne sont pas le Conseil Européen ni la Commission ni les gouvernements des Etats membres qui ont défendu l’intérêt du citoyen européen vis-à-vis des intérêts étrangers. Mais une région belge, la Wallonie. On ne peut plus se moquer impunément de la bonhomie et de l’art du compromis belge. Est-ce que la Wallonie est la seule entité de l’Europe à pouvoir ou à vouloir le faire ? (suite…)
The 22nd of September, the College of Europe organised a conference titled “Between Cooperation and Competition: Major powers in Shared Neighbourhood – lessons for the EU”. This conference aimed to emphasise the nature of the interaction between different major powers across the world. The analysis of their interaction shed the light on challenges that can arise when major power decide whether to cooperate or to compete while dealing with their “shared neighbourhood”. The variety of speakers involved in the conference allowed spectators to understand from different perspectives the issues preventing the EU to deal with its neighbourhood in the most effective way. The morning session focused on EU’s neighbourhood policies with its Eastern and Southern neighbours, and how no balance between cooperation and competition had yet been found. The afternoon session focused on the way other major powers (Brazil, the US, India, China) deal with their shared neighbourhood, and what lessons the EU need to learn from their practises.
“More than ever, Europe is facing huge challenges. Especially in times of crisis, our citizens must be able to recognize the value and benefits of being EU members. It is important to be able to guarantee internal security. This also implies an obligation to fight both the real threats and international Islamic terrorism in Europe”. These words are part of the Franco-German text presented on August 23 at the European Commission, in order to face the external and internal threats. A few days later, on September 11, at the eve of the Bratislava summit, another text was sent to the High Representative (HR) Federica Mogherini containing proposals to implement the Global Strategy of the European Union. The Global Strategy was presented during the first meeting without the United Kingdom, on June 28 in Brussels. After the referendum, it was clear that many balances should have been changed; however, a lot of people already speak about the Franco-German alliance, ready to take a leading role inside the European security and defense policy (ESDP). Firstly, this article will explain the content of the Lisbon Treaty’s articles which define the European common security and defense policy. Secondly, the path of the European security policy after Brexit will be presented. Finally, the objective consequences of this evolution will be analysed, in order to understand the implications of the Franco-German proposition.
Members of the European Parliament are currently discussing the latest developments in Syria at the European Parliament (after the failed US-Russia attempts to revive the ceasefire followed by the Russian-backed Syrian…
On June 23, British voters chose to leave the European Union. This important referendum, colloquially termed Brexit, has sent shockwaves across Europe and the world. The victory of the Leave side, with 52 percent of the vote, versus 48 percent for Remain, is a rare and unexpected point. Neither the EU nor the United Kingdom will ever be the same. In this article the aim is to understand what may be the causes of Brexit on European security and defense (CSDP). At first, the theoretical approach will be considered, which tends to explain objectively the effects on European security policy. Secondly, the first reaction of the European Union following the referendum will be examined. Finally, the framework of the meeting in Bratislava will be presented, the informal meeting in which will meet for the first time the 27 EU countries.
While the direction of Theresa May’s new cabinet seems to be further in line with the concrete development of Brexit negotiations, notably with the appointment of Boris Johnson to Foreign Minister, the rest of Europe has been reflecting on the outcome of 23 June referendum. “Those who thought that a PM who had backed Remain (albeit reluctantly) would, over time, slide back on the EU verdict, were put right in an instant. As long as Theresa May is in charge Britain will be marching, head down against the wind, towards the door marked Exit”, reported The Telegraph last Monday 17 July. During the subsequent reunion of the European Council in Brussels and the discussion of its first declaration within the European Parliament, it a strong unity was evident in denying consultation to British representatives before a clear position was stated (and a clear counterpart, as Brexit campaigners quickly left the stage – see previous article). (suite…)
Analyse réalisée à l’occasion de la Conférence Annuelle 2016 de l’IEE-Saint-Louis « L’UE et ses voisinages : entre intérêts et valeurs »
Par Amélie Ancelle et Giulia Bonacquisti*
Amélie Ancelle est diplômée de l’Institut d’Études Européennes de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles depuis juin 2015. Elle a obtenu un Master 2 en Études européennes et une maîtrise en Relations Interculturelles et Coopération Internationale. C’est son passage à Confrontations Europe qui lui a permis de s’intéresser plus en profondeur aux questions de la Politique européenne de voisinage. Elle collabore depuis novembre 2015 avec EU-Logos.
Giulia Bonacquisti est diplômée de l’Institut d’Etudes Européennes de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles et de l’UniversitàdegliStudi Roma Tre. Elle collabore avec Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA), EU-Logos, EU-28 Watch, AffarInternazionali (revue en ligne de l’IstitutoAffariInternazionali de Rome), le Centre d’Excellence AltieroSpinelli de l’Université Roma Tre et le groupe de réflexion « Voisinages » de l’Université Saint-Louis. Elle s’occupe de politique étrangère européenne, Politique Européenne de Voisinage et relations UE-Russie.
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