Author: Luiza Wojnicz
Institution: University of Szczecin
Year of publication: 2014
Source: Show
Pages: 166-182
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/rop201410
PDF: rop/2014/rop201410.pdf

European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) is a fundamental example of comprehensive approach used by the EU to achieve its goals. Though CSDP the EU is able to carry out civil missions and military operations not only in Europe, but also away from it, in the farthest regions. Since 2003 CSDP’s missions and operations have been taking place on three continents: Africa, Asia and Europe. EU’s presence on continents other than Europe allows it to be perceived as a global player responsible for security on the international arena. Each of the continents is important for EU’s policies. It contributes to each of them as well as has benefits from each of them. The Union plays a certain role on each of the continents, which contributes to its position on the international arena. Focusing the actions of European Security and Defence Policy’s (ESDP) (at that time) on Asia was a crucial step towards the status of a global player and also meant a beginning of a new dimension for the relations between the EU and Asia in the area of security. Missions in Indonesia and Afghanistan proves too, that the Asian continent is particularly important for the EU when it comes to security.

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