Как сделать европейскую оборону реальностью

БРЮССЕЛЬ - Всем, кто думает о ценности, весе и значимости сегодняшних европейских вооруженных сил для международных отношений, необходимо помнить два важнейших вопроса: В каком направлении мы хотим двигаться? Чего мы хотим достичь?

Цель ЕС состоит в том, чтобы быть глобальным игроком с собственной внешней политикой, единой для всех 27 государств-членов. А любая эффективная внешняя политика должна опираться на эффективные военные и гражданские ресурсы.

Но эта цель не означает, что ЕС будет конкурировать с НАТО. В то время как НАТО является военно-политическим союзом, ЕС поддерживает создание единства национальных судеб. Кроме того, НАТО опирается на военную мощь своего доминирующего члена, в то время как ЕС зависит от общих добровольных усилий его стран-членов. По двум основным причинам было бы правильнее сказать, что НАТО и европейская политика в области обороны и безопасности (ESDP) являются взаимодополняющими.

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