THE MILITARY DIMENSION OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION IN EU PROJECTS IN THE LATE XX – EARLY XXI CENTURIES
Author(s): Lobanov R.O.
Rubric: Methodological research
Release: 2019-4 (29)
Keywords: European Union, Common Foreign and Security Policy, European Security and Defence Policy, Common Security and Defence Policy, European Corps, European Rapid Operational Force, European army
Annotation: The purpose of this article is to analyze the military and political aspects of European integration. The current geopolitical process of forming a multipolar world determines the relevance of the topic. The European Union, which has sufficient economic and technological potential, may well claim to be a global center of power in the future. The prospects of turning the European Union from a primarily economic organization into a full-fledged military-political bloc are an urgent scientific problem. The article deals with issues related to the formation of military structures of the European Union. Cooperation between EU countries in the field of foreign policy, security and defense is characterized. The EU’s capabilities in these areas are being evaluated. The issue of the EU’s security relations with NATO is touched. The source base of the work is the fundamental EU treaties and decisions of key summits that touched on security and defense issues. The results of the work include a description of the main projects related to the formation of the military dimension of the European community and the European Union from the post-war period to the present. It is stated that the structures created at different times are not effective enough and that the prospects for implementing the “European army” concept in the near future are uncertain. The article deals with issues related to the formation of military structures of the European Union. The cooperation of the EU countries in the field of foreign policy, security and defense is characterized. The possibilities of the European Union in these areas are evaluated. The aspects of EU with NATO security relations are touched upon.
Bibliography: Lobanov R.O. THE MILITARY DIMENSION OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION IN EU PROJECTS IN THE LATE XX – EARLY XXI CENTURIES // Education Resources and Technologies. – 2019. – № 4 (29). – С. 89-100. doi: 10.21777/2500-2112-2019-4-89-100