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Augmenting European Security and Defence: A Multiple Challenge for the EU

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The European Global Strategy that was launched in 2016 was the catalyst for a concatenation of initiatives, strategic and operational, aiming at augmenting the European Security and Defence Policy up to a level at which the EU could deliver effective security to its citizens and in its surrounding vicinity. Concomitantly, the EU and NATO operational cooperation agreed in July 2016 offered an unprecedented framework for cooperation between the two organizations further empowering their objectives towards making European Security and Defence more relevant to respond against challenges and threats on the ground. This article advocates that despite the dramatic progress that has taken place in recent years, it remains to be seen whether the EU will reach the level of a Security and Defence Union without reducing its inclusive character.

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Bellou, F. (2021). Augmenting European Security and Defence: A Multiple Challenge for the EU. In: Voskopoulos, G. (eds) European Union Security and Defence. Contributions to Political Science. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48893-2_13

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