On the Way towards a European Defence Union - A White Book as a First Step

18-04-2016

This study proposes a process, framed in the Lisbon Treaty, for the EU to produce a White Book (WB) on European defence. Based on document reviews and expert interviewing, this study details the core elements of a future EU Defence White Book: strategic objectives, necessary capabilities development, specific programs and measures aimed at achieving the improved capabilities, and the process and drafting team of a future European WB. The study synthesizes concrete proposals for each European institution, chief among which is calling on the European Council to entrust the High Representative with the drafting of the White Book.

This study proposes a process, framed in the Lisbon Treaty, for the EU to produce a White Book (WB) on European defence. Based on document reviews and expert interviewing, this study details the core elements of a future EU Defence White Book: strategic objectives, necessary capabilities development, specific programs and measures aimed at achieving the improved capabilities, and the process and drafting team of a future European WB. The study synthesizes concrete proposals for each European institution, chief among which is calling on the European Council to entrust the High Representative with the drafting of the White Book.

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Javier SOLANA (ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics, Spain), Angel SAZ-CARRANZA (ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics, Spain), María GARCÍA CASAS (ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics, Spain) and Jose Francisco ESTÉBANEZ GÓMEZ (ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics, Spain)