Stratégie ou coopération – L’Union européenne, l’OTAN et le terrorisme

Un an après la publication de la Stratégie Globale de l’Union européenne (UE) pour la politique étrangère et la sécurité, et un mois après le Sommet européen à Bruxelles, on parle encore de l’efficacité et l’efficience pour contrer les menaces hybrides. Mais avant de contrer la menace, l’UE doit évaluer sa capacité en termes de sécurité et de défense, soulignant la forte coopération qui a été mise en place avec l’OTAN. En ce moment, l’Alliance a tendance à se concentrer de plus en plus sur l’une des menaces qui ont maintenant un effet direct sur les pays de l’Alliance: le terrorisme islamique. L’approche théorique, de caractère évolutif, explique comment l’UE et l’OTAN ont mis en place un programme de révision interne afin de s’adapter aux nouvelles menaces hybrides, et en même temps comment les deux organisations ont réussi à coopérer pour y faire face. En second lieu, dans cet article, les mesures mises en place par l’UE et l’OTAN et leur perception de la menace terroriste (depuis la création de l’Etat islamique) seront analysées. Enfin, à la lumière de la réunion du Conseil de l’UE pour les affaires étrangères et la réunion du 25 mai des chefs d’Etat de l’OTAN, nous déterminerons si une stratégie de coopération existe et quels sont les avantages et les inconvénients résultant de cette situation.

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Conference on Syria in Brussels – The European Union is already thinking about the post-conflict phase

It will have two main objectives. On the one side, taking stock of the implementation of commitments of the donor community at the London conference, on which the EU has delivered in full. But most of all it will be a political conference, hoping that could be the moment for the international community together to turn the page and start the political transition, the reconciliation process and the reconstruction of Syria”. With these words, the High Representative Federica Mogherini, announced the Conference on Syria held on 5 April, which gathered the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and other delegations in Brussels.

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#FactOfTheDay: The future of EU-U.S. relations – Did Pence bring the wind of change?
US Vice-President Mike Pence (L) meets with European Council head Donald Tusk at the European Commission in Brussels on February 20, 2017. The European Union counts on getting the same complete support from the Trump adminstration as from its predecessors, European Council head Donald Tusk said on February 20. / AFP / THIERRY CHARLIER (Photo credit should read THIERRY CHARLIER/AFP/Getty Images)

#FactOfTheDay: The future of EU-U.S. relations – Did Pence bring the wind of change?

Today the American Vice-President Mike Pence was in Brussels for holding talks with EU officials. His visit follows contrastive and confusional signals coming from USA since the election of Trump…

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#FactOfTheDay : The European Union was established 25 years ago by the signature of the Maastricht Treaty
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#FactOfTheDay : The European Union was established 25 years ago by the signature of the Maastricht Treaty

On February 7th 1992, the Member States - then twelve - signed the most important act of the building of Europe, after the Treaty of Rome (which will soon be…

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#FactOfTheDay: Data protection: Is the Privacy Shield over ?
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#FactOfTheDay: Data protection: Is the Privacy Shield over ?

A long negotiation process and a controversial result lead to the Privacy Shield, in charge of data protection of European citizens after data transfers between European to American companies across…

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The EU-Turkey strange relationship: forced but necessary

Last 22 November, a vast majority of the political groups in the European Parliament said that the Commission should temporarily freeze the accession talks with Turkey because of its post-coup purges. After the failed coup attempt on 15 July, press freedom is even more limited, media outlets have been closed down, politicians and freely-elected MPs are in prison. Moreover, Erdoğan has already dismissed the vote both because having “no value” and being non-binding. Firstly, this article will explain the nature of the relations between European Union and Turkey, in order to have a historical framework able to explain the evolution of such a relationship. Secondly, the recent social and political events will be presented, to highlight how 2016 has been an important year for the definition of relations between Brussels and Ankara. Finally, the reasons of the frictions between Turkey and the EU will be shown in order to figure out what is the scenario and its features in order to explain the deepest reasons of their relationship.  

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#TheReply: Elections in Austria: the end of one of Europe’s “populist”?
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#TheReply: Elections in Austria: the end of one of Europe’s “populist”?

  Last Sunday, Austrians were voting for the second time to elect their president. The past elections, in May, had been annulled by the constitutional court following irregularities in the…

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