Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970
IZGRADNjA EU KROZ PRIZMU ZAJEDNIČKE BEZBEDNOSNE I ODBRAMBENE POLITIKE
Jovanović Miloš (Правни факултет Универзитета у Београду), firstname.lastname@example.org
The paper raises the issue of the EU Common security and defense policy (CSDP) and reflects in a broader sense on the possibility of the achievement of the “l’Europe de la défense”. It argues that “l’Europe de la défense” will represent the final step of the European political integration. Conversely, the inability of European nations to achieve a deeper integration in the field of security and defense, not only condemns EU to be an economic power without real influence on world affairs, but can jeopardize what has been done until now in terms of integration process. Up to now, one can hardly say that the results of the CSDP are conclusive. CSDP missions are rarely decisive in resolving important international crisis and Europe still lacks substantial military capacities. The deficiency of European common foreign policy and the role of NATO in European security are seen as main obstacles to the emergence of EU as a global power in world politics. More importantly, such a condition raises the question of the existence of political will among EU member states to transform Europe into a true political power.
Keywords: Common Security and Defense Policy, political integration, Maastricht, Saint-Malo, Lisbon Treaty, European missions, military capacities, military budget, Common Foreign and Security Policy, NATO “(...) si on veut faire une Europe politique, elle n’est rien si elle n’est pas indépendante. Or, le critérium de l’indépendance, c’est la défense (…)”, Charles de Gaulle, 1962.2