The European Army. Solution or illusion? Cover Image

Armata Europeană: Soluție sau iluzie?
The European Army. Solution or illusion?

Author(s): Mirel Țariuc
Subject(s): Recent History (1900 till today), Security and defense, Military policy, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Editura Militară
Keywords: European army; European Union; Brexit; Trump administration; NATO;

Summary/Abstract: The European Army is not a new concept. The idea was launched by Winston Churchill in a speech held on August 1950 at the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe. Since then, it was a constant subject underpinning key moments of contemporary European political integration. In the present context, due to tensions and evolutions, it advances key enquiries about the European foreign and defense policy, transatlantic relations and, most significantly, the central significance and purpose of the European Union. The paper focuses on the prospects for European defense and security into the twenty-first century and the role Romania could have in such a scenario. It follows recent events and it seeks to address the current Euro-Atlantic puzzle, with emphasis on previous attempts: the Pleven Plan, the Lisbon Treaty, CESDP and past and present US hopes.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 97-108
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Romanian