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EU Security and Defence Policy: the first five years (1999-2004)

01 August 2004
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Since the Cologne European Council of June 1999, the Union has been implementing a European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) under the aegis of Javier Solana, High Representative for CFSP and future EU Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Just what is ESDP? What are the ambitions of the Union in security and defence matters? What has been accomplished in the last five years? What are the different sensitivities of the 25 member states regarding the future of European defence? How should relations be developed with NATO and the United States? What effect will the constitutional Treaty have on the evolution of the Union’s international role? These questions form the basis of this collective work by the European Union Institute for Security Studies. The reader will find here the most exhaustive critical assessment possible of the assets and achievements of the Union during the course of the first five years of ESDP (1999-2004). The book is comprised of two parts:
The first, written by the Institute’s research fellows, analyses the different aspects of ESDP since its creation and highlights possible prospects.
The second part consists of the views of various personalities who were the actors and privileged witnesses to ESDP over the last five years – journalists, industrialists, parliamentarians, experts, senior officials of the Union.
<br /><b>this book is available in the following languages:</b>
<link fileadmin/euiss/documents/Books/5esdpde.pdf _blank - "Démarre le téléchargement du fichier"><b>Deutsch</b></link>&nbsp;<br /><b>Die Sicherheits- und Verteidigungspolitik der EU</b><br />Die ersten fünf Jahre (1999-2004)
<link fileadmin/euiss/documents/Books/5esdpes.pdf _blank - "Démarre le téléchargement du fichier"><b>Español</b></link><br /><b>Política de Seguridad y Defensa de la Unión Europea</b><br />Los cinco primeros años (1999-2004)
<link fileadmin/euiss/documents/Books/5esdpit.pdf _blank - "Démarre le téléchargement du fichier"><b>Italiano</b></link><br /><b>La politica di sicurezza e difesa dell'UE</b><br />I primi cinque anni (1999-2004)