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European security

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Copernicus – the operational phase

Copernicus , the European Earth Observations Programme, has an impact on a variety of sectors: Climate change monitoring, European security, communications, and maritime security, only to mention a few. The European Commission, on behalf of the European Union, is in charge of the initiative, the European Space Agency (ESA) coordinates data received from satellites whereas … Continue reading

The European arrest warrant: a success story that needs to be revisited

Hurriedly adopted inter alia as a response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the European Arrest Warrant Framework Decision (EAWFD) is the flagship initiative of the EU judicial cooperation in criminal matters. Its cornerstone is the principle of mutual recognition. Applied to judicial decisions, the mutual recognition principle implies that a decision taken by a judicial … Continue reading

European defence in times of austerity

Last update: December 2013 “Pooling and Sharing” and “Smart Defence” The economic crisis and subsequent substantial cuts in national defence budgets have put the military capabilities of the EU MS considerably under strain.  It has also triggered the necessity for improved and better coordinated military cooperation between Member States’ armed forces. According to a RAND study, … Continue reading

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