The maritime dimension of CSDP
Geostrategic maritime challenges and their implications for the European Union - Study
The global maritime security environment is in the midst of an important transformation, driven by a simultaneous intensification of global maritime flows, the growing interconnectedness of maritime regions, the diffusion of maritime power to emerging powers, and the rise of a number of maritime non-state actors. These changes are having a profound impact on the maritime security environment of the EU and its member states and require an upgrading of the maritime dimension of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). This study analysis the impact that the changing maritime security... context is having on the EU’s maritime neighbourhood and along the EU’s sea lines of communications (SLOCs) and takes stock of the EU’s existing policies and instruments in the maritime security domain. Based on this analysis, the study suggests that the EU requires a comprehensive maritime security strategy that creates synergies between the EU’s Integrated Maritime Policy and the maritime dimension of CSDP and that focuses more comprehensively on the security and management of global maritime flows and sea-based activities in the global maritime commons.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union (European Parliament)
- Personal author(s): Kallio, Jyrki; Brattberg, Erik; Behr, Timo; Raspotnik, Andreas; Salonius-Pasternak, Charly; Aaltola, Mika; Salonen, Maija Themes: Foreign and security policy — Defence
- Subject: common foreign and security policy, maritime law, maritime safety, maritime shipping, maritime transport, piracy, the EU's international role