Tuesday, 3 June 2008

The Lisbon Treaty's impact on the European Security and Defence Policy

As the Irish referendum on the Lisbon Treaty comes closer, some Irish citizens might be asking about the Treaty’s impact on the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP). This issue of EUWatch tries to give an answer to such questions. In particular it analyses the Lisbon Treaty’s respective provisions and their possible impact on the ESDP highlighting the sensitive positions of the non-aligned Member States. Current problems of the ESDP and its relations to other defence alliances are critically analysed, outlining possible solutions for the establishment of a genuine European defence alliance. For older EU Watch issues, see http://indemgroup.eu/48/