Changes in the defense policy of selected European Union countries in 2014–2017 Cover Image

Zmiany w polityce obronnej wybranych państw Unii Europejskiej w latach 2014–2017
Changes in the defense policy of selected European Union countries in 2014–2017

Author(s): Marcin Lasoń
Subject(s): EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: European Union; defense policy; armed forces; Finland; Poland; Netherlands; Italy

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to identify and analyse the relationship between events in Ukraine in 2014 and changes in defense policies of selected European Union countries. The author assumes that at least some of the countries belonging to the European Union have changed their defense policy. They limited the reduction of defense expenditures and even started to increase them. Especially countries bordering on the Russian Federation. Verification of this hypothesis can be carried out on the basis of defense white papers published in 2014–2017 or similar documents. Moreover, by analyse of the actions which have been taken to implement the adopted assumptions. The neorealistic approach was considered to be the right research perspective.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 93-113
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Polish