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Article


Title

European Union common security and defence policy and Latvian involvement in EU battlegroups

Authors

[ 1 ] Riga Stradiņš University, Latvia

Year of publication

2019

Published in

Security and Defence Quarterly

Journal year: 2019 | Journal volume: vol. 24 | Journal number: no. 2

Article type

scientific article

Publication language

english

Keywords
EN
  • EU Common Security and Defence policy
  • Defence
  • Security
  • EU Battlegroups
Abstract

EN In this article, the author analyses types of Europeanisation: top-down, bottom-up, horizontal, circular, and looks at Latvian involvement in the EU CSDP capability project - EU Battlegroups. Additionally, the author analyses the EU CSDP strategies in 2003 and 2016 with emphasis on key threats and key directions of action for the security of the EU. If it is necessary, EU Battlegroups can become involved to secure the EU. In the article, the author examines Latvian involvement in EU Battlegroups and changes in political planning documents and legal acts regarding EU Battlegroups. The author shows that for the future, it is necessary to involve an EU Battlegroup in real action in the area of operations, and that it is necessary to initiate discussions on a possible review and evaluation of the format of the EU Battlegroup.

Date of online publication

20.04.2019

Pages (from - to)

202 - 212

DOI

https://doi.org/10.35467/sdq/108664

URL

https://securityanddefence.pl/European-Union-common-security-and-defence-policy-and-Latvian-involvement-in-EU-battlegroups,108664,0,2.html

License type

CC BY-NC-ND (attribution - noncommercial - no derivatives)

Open Access Mode

open journal

Open Access Text Version

final published version

Release date

20.04.2019

Date of Open Access to the publication

at the time of publication

Points of MNiSW / journal

20.0

Points of MNiSW / journal in years 2017-2021

70.0