Security Aspects in EU External Policies

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dc.contributor.editor DELGADO CASTELEIRO, Andrés
dc.contributor.editor SPERNBAUER, Martina 2009-01-26T12:48:13Z 2009-01-26T12:48:13Z 2009
dc.identifier.issn 1725-6739
dc.description.abstract This working paper explores issues of security integration in a number of external policies of the European Union (EU), and looks at both security policies per se and the security rationale contained in other policy contexts. Following a twin-track approach of presenting both a legal and a political assessment respectively, the contributions have been clustered around three themes: energy security and the EU’s relations with neighbouring states, the EU’s targeted sanctions policy, and security sector reform pursued by the EU in third countries. The first contribution on energy security seeks to clarify the EU’s energy dependency on Russia as a security concern and assesses the EU’s response, in particular the Energy Charter Treaty, to Russia’s strategic use of its new energy monopoly. The second paper focuses on the countries of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and analyses a number of critiques with respect to energy policy in the context of the ENP. Within the targeted sanctions theme, one contribution discusses the legal complexities with respect to their adoption and implementation in the EU’s multilevel structure, whereas the other looks more broadly at their rationale and highlights a number of problems related to their strategic use by the EU and the UN. On the last theme, the notion of Security Sector Reform (SSR), the first contribution raises the issue in the context of the Western Balkans. While acknowledging the potential importance of EU leverage through membership conditionality, it argues that – for reasons both endogenous and exogenous to the EU’s SSR approach – accession is not an automatic best case scenario for sustainable reform in these countries. The second contribution looks at the EU’s SSR strategy in the light of local ownership and the quest for a holistic approach by examining the reframing of some existing policies and the adoption of new instruments and actions under the SSR agenda. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher European University Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI LAW en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2009/01 en
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Security en
dc.subject EU external relations en
dc.subject energy policy en
dc.subject European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) en
dc.subject Russia en
dc.subject targeted sanctions en
dc.subject Security Sector Reform (SSR) en
dc.subject conditionality en
dc.subject local ownership en
dc.subject Western Balkans en
dc.title Security Aspects in EU External Policies en
dc.type Working Paper en
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