Wie soll die Europäische Verteidigungspolitik der Zukunft aussehen?

Studenten warten auf den Beginn einer spannenden Diskussion. Foto Thomas Harbor
Studenten warten auf den Beginn einer spannenden Diskussion | © Thomas Harbor, Sciences Po

An der Universität Sciences Po in Paris veranstaltete die Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit gemeinsam mit internationalen Studenten eine Diskussion zur Zukunft der europäischen Verteidigungspolitik. Es war gleichzeitig das erste Zusammentreffen der FDP mit Emmanuel Macrons Partei „La République en Marche“ auf einer öffentlichen Bühne. Warum die Zukunft der europäischen Verteidigungspolitik ein Flugzeug und ein etwas anderes Erasmus-Programm sein könnte.

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Democratic Control of Armed Forces – From National to European Oversight

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The Brussels office of the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom together with the European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) organized the second event of the tripartite series „Overcoming Obstacles on the Way to European Army“. This public debate pursued the question, if and how democratic control mechanisms over armed forces could be transferred from the national to the European level.

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Upcoming Event: Armed Forces Under Democratic Control. From National to European Oversight

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Placing armed forces under democratic control is one of the major achievements of Western democracies in the last century. Parliamentary oversight mechanisms were established with the aim to hold armed forces democratically accountable towards state and society and make sure that their deployment is controlled by elected authorities.

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ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen on Security & Defence

In a joint series with the European Liberal Forum, FNF Europe has gathered liberal voices on the topic of European Security and Defence. This time President of the ALDE Party and MEP Hans van Baalen has given us an exclusive outlook on challenges and developments to watch out for in 2017.

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