Priorities of the French presidency in the field of EU security policy

Charles FRIES*

16.12.2008 20:44:06 | read 8073x | posts: 0 | Hlavacek | Full article

French White paper on defence and security

Vlastimil GALATÍK

This paper informs of the French White Paper on defence and national security that resumes similar document developed in 1994. In addition, it includes author’s comments and conclusions to/from certain parts as well as the entire document. White Paper stipulates the principles of national defence and security for the period of next 15 years. The characteristic of this is a completely new point of view of and attitude towards defence and security issues: comprehensive approach and joint effort of all expected players. White Paper’s frame consists of 16 key points. It accentuates citizen’s role as it becomes the central element of defence strategy. Also, strategic functions are reviewed and regularly updated. It contains armed forces branches’ expected strength and primary missions. Meeting defence strategy goals supposes also armed forces reform as well as the reform in security and defence control structures.

16.12.2008 20:44:20 | read 18796x | posts: 1 | Hlavacek | Full article
Created 1.12.2009 8:58:50 | read 8561x | Hlavacek