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From Words to Deeds: The Continuing Debate on European Security
From Words to Deeds: The Continuing Debate on European Security

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Published by: Avrupa Birliği Enstitüsü on Jul 03, 2009
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F
ROM
W
ORDS TO
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EEDS
 
T
HE
C
ONTINUING
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ON
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ECURITY
 
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This book is jointly published by the Centre for European Policy Studies(CEPS) and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces(DCAF). CEPS is an independent policy research institute based in Brussels. Itsmission is to produce sound analytical research leading to constructivesolutions to the challenges facing Europe today. The Geneva Centre for theDemocratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) promotes good governance andreform of the security sector. The Centre conducts research on good practices,encourages the development of appropriate norms at the national andinternational levels, makes policy recommendations and provides in-countryadvice and assistance programmes.The views expressed in this report are those of the author writing in a personalcapacity and do not necessarily reflect those of CEPS or DCAF or any otherinstitution with which the author is associated.
 
Cover photos courtesy of Information Service of the Ministry of Defence of the Netherlandsand the Press Service of the European Council.
ISBN 92-9079-607-3© Copyright 2006, Centre for European Policy Studies andGeneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed ForcesAll rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in aretrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means – electronic, mechanical,photocopying, recording or otherwise – without the prior permission of the Centre forEuropean Policy Studies or the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of ArmedForces.
Centre for European Policy Studies Geneva Centre for thePlace du Congrès 1, Democratic Control of Armed ForcesB-1000 Brussels, Belgium rue de Chantepoulet 11, PO Box 1360Tel: 32 (0) 2 229.39.11 CH-1211 Geneva 1, SwitzerlandFax: 32 (0) 2 219.41.51 Tel: 41 22 741 77 00 Fax: 41 22 741 77 05e-mail: info@ceps.be e-mail: info@dcaf.chwebsite: http://www.ceps.be website: http://www.decaf.ch
 
C
ONTENTS
 
P
REFACE
 
...................................................................................................................i
 
I
NTRODUCTION
.......................................................................................................1
 
1.
 
The Political Context and the Search for Europe’s Destiny
....................10
 
Changing security perceptions.........................................................................10
 
Political destiny...................................................................................................13
 
Institutional change............................................................................................19
 
2.
 
Progress in Practice
......................................................................................27
 
NATO summit in Washington.........................................................................32
 
NATO action in Kosovo....................................................................................35
 
Towards European military capabilities.........................................................43
 
The Helsinki Headline Goals............................................................................47
 
Elaboration under the Portuguese presidency...............................................49
 
Capabilities commitment during the French presidency.............................54
 
Nice was not nice................................................................................................57
 
Malaise in 2001....................................................................................................62
 
The Turkish issue...............................................................................................67
 
Focus on civilian crisis management during the Swedish presidency.......68
 
3.
 
Terrorism Strikes – Adjustment to New Threats
......................................72
 
Policy implications.............................................................................................75
 
Transformation...................................................................................................79
 
A mandate for the Spanish presidency of 2002..............................................83
 
Conflict prevention............................................................................................88
 
Police capabilities...............................................................................................92
 
Financing common costs...................................................................................95
 
4.
 
Transatlantic Crossroads
.............................................................................98
 
Pillar, bridge, identity and separable or autonomous capability?.............101
 
NATO and the EU play leap-frog..................................................................115

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