EU military operations: building up European defence

Bourlot, Pierre
August 2008
Défense Nationale et Sécurité Collective;aou2008, Vol. 64 Issue 8/9, p26
Almost ten years after the institutional launching of ESDP through the Amsterdam Treaty, the EU has already carried out five military operations. Of these, two are of special interest: EUFOR Althea and EUFOR Chad/CAR. The constructive difficulties that they highlight, on both the decision-making and operational levels, indicate that EU member states should adapt their defence instrument. By a ratchet effect, an 'operational continuum' has gradually developed.


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