New Technologies in Defence Policy and Conflict Management : a Challenge for the EU

01-05-2001

The general aim of this study is to address a wide range of options for the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (ESDP), taking into account the respective roles of the European Council and the High Representative (HR), the EU Commission and the European Parliament. The focus is on military capabilities and technology areas needed to implement the Petersberg tasks as embodied in the Treaty on the European Union (Art. 17 (2) / TEU).

The general aim of this study is to address a wide range of options for the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (ESDP), taking into account the respective roles of the European Council and the High Representative (HR), the EU Commission and the European Parliament. The focus is on military capabilities and technology areas needed to implement the Petersberg tasks as embodied in the Treaty on the European Union (Art. 17 (2) / TEU).