Why European National Militaries Should be Open to all EU Citizens 

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EU member states could use their human resources more effectively by opening their national armed forces to citizens of other EU member states. In so doing, they would pave the way for more diverse and hence more attractive national armed forces and take a step forward on the way towards a European Army. They would also extend the rights of an increasing number of mobile citizens in the EU. Belgium and Ireland are two examples from which other countries can learn. Continue reading

Upcoming Event: The OSCE contribution to European Security Policy

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The eastern borders of Europe are one of the central issues when evaluating European Security Policy.

The crisis in Ukraine is a focal point of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) efforts.They are targeted, towards the observation, gathering of information and reporting on the security situation in Ukraine and the facilitation of dialogue and ceasefires on the ground.

How does the OSCE counter human rights violations at the border to Europe? How does the institution contribute to Europe’s security while safeguarding the human dimension in the midst of crises?

Join us for a Breakfast Brief with Michael Georg Link, director of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), who will give an exclusive overview of the OSCE’s work and its impact on Europe’s Security Policy as a whole.

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