Swedish Presidency Ambitions and ESDP

Sundberg, Anna and Nilsson, Claes (2009) Swedish Presidency Ambitions and ESDP. Elcano Newsletter (61). 7 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

The Swedish Presidency of the EU has been promoting the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) during its six months at the centre of European politics. The ongoing Swedish Presidency has presented a number of ESDP issues on which it would like to maintain momentum. Its ESDP priorities cover areas like capability development, increased coherence between crisis management instruments, ongoing operations, European armament cooperation and EU relations with other international organisations such as NATO and the UN. Of these areas, three key issues are characteristic for ESDP priorities, namely usability, capability and operations.The Swedish Presidency has primarily focused on improving existing ESDP instruments and structures rather than creating new ones. In line with its overall approach to the EU, and the Presidency in particular, Sweden seems to prize efficiency and usability rather than providing a more visionary leadership in the area of ESDP. These issues faithfully reflect Sweden’s practical approach to the EU and crisis management: ESDP is an instrument that needs to be developed and used.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Europa
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > SINGLE EUROPEAN MARKET.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > DEFENCE POLICY.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS > COUNCIL OF EUROPE
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > COUNTRIES AND REGIONS > SCANDINAVIA
DEMOGRAPHY; POPULATION > ETHNIC GROUPS > SWEDES.
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > POLITICAL INTEGRATION
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > POLITICAL LEADERSHIP
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2012 09:51
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2012 09:51
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/1724

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