European Defence: Challenges after the Treaty of Lisbon

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This paper argues on European Defence issues, namely, the challenges after the Treaty of Lisbon. The first part analyses, in an historical perspective, the evolution of European defence, from its origins to the implementation of the European Security and Defence Policy, assessing its decade of existence. The second part focuses on the changes brought about by the Treaty of Lisbon and the future challenges faced by the Common Security and Defence Policy at institutional, conceptual and capabilities levels. The third part considers European defence and the transatlantic relationship, in particular the articulation between CSDP and NATO.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSan Domenico di Fiesole
PublisherEuropean University Institute - RSCAS
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

Publication series

NamePolicy paper
PublisherEuropean University Institute. Robert Schuman Centre for Advance Studies
ISSN (Print)1830-1541


  • Common Security and Defence Policy (ESDP)
  • European Union
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  • NATO
  • Treaty of Lisbon


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