The Need for an Open System to Evaluate European Union CSDP Missions

Arteaga Martín, Félix (2011) The Need for an Open System to Evaluate European Union CSDP Missions. Elcano Newsletter (78). 5 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

The entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty and the launch of the European External Action Service are an opportunity to introduce reporting and assessment mechanisms to render CSDP (Common Security and Defence Policy) missions more democratically legitimate and accountable. Now that the Lisbon Treaty is in force, European Presidencies no longer need to continue promoting CSDP (Common Security and Defence Policy) missions as they did in the past, but they do need to articulate new measures that will consolidate them in the future. While the missions have served as a laboratory for the gradual development of the EU’s procedures and civilian and military crisis management bodies, they have not been subject to critical assessment and monitoring processes as stringent as have been established in some countries. This ARI sustains that in future the CSDP missions will not be able to rely on such a tolerant framework and that they will be subject to more criticism and more thorough evaluation. Consequently, the forthcoming Presidencies must start implementing mechanisms to strengthen the legitimacy and transparency of the CSDP missions and prevent European citizens and their representatives in the European Parliament from becoming distanced from them.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seguridad y Defensa
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > ARMED FORCES.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > FOREIGN INTERVENTION.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > SINGLE EUROPEAN MARKET.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > DEFENCE POLICY.
SCIENCE; RESEARCH; METHODOLOGY > COMPARISON; EVALUATION > EVALUATION
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2012 02:49
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2012 02:49
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/2171

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