IIEA: European Security in the 21st Century – The EU’s Comprehensive Approach



Staats- und Regierungschefs in Lisabon, 13.12.2007

Heads of State and Government in Lisbon, 13.12.2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Linda Barry, IIEA, July 18, 2012

Under its comprehensive approach to crisis management the EU takes a holistic view of a (potential) crisis situation and recognises that an effective, sustainable solution can only be achieved by using the full range of civilian and military instruments at its disposal.
Today, the IIEA published a paper on European Security in the 21st Century: The EU’s Comprehensive Approach. This paper considers how the EU institutions have been adapted by the Lisbon Treaty to facilitate the implementation of the comprehensive approach. It demonstrates that this is a work in progress and that the operational aspects currently lag behind conceptual developments. It examines the implications for Ireland and concludes that the comprehensive approach creates an opportunity for Ireland to be at the centre of the Union’s response to the complex security threats of the 21st century in a manner that respects the country’s particular strengths and values. (more) http://ow.ly/1ls4F9

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