Action Memo – Final Document of the Young Faces Network Programme 2010 Organized by the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF) Cover Image

Action Memo – Final Document of the Young Faces Network Programme 2010 Organized by the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF)
Action Memo – Final Document of the Young Faces Network Programme 2010 Organized by the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF)

Author(s): Sonja Zuber
Subject(s): International Law, Governance, International relations/trade, Security and defense, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Analytica
Keywords: North Macedonia; Lisbon Treaty; Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP); peace keeping missions; Law on Defence; NATO; EU integration; Centre for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces;
Summary/Abstract: With the Lisbon Treaty, new challenges have been raised for the national parliaments when it comes to the oversight of the CSDP. Macedonia as a candidate member state must follow the activities in Brussels closely regarding these issues, as alignment to the regulations from the Lisbon treaty should be of a highest priority. This review has brought to light several issues that the committee and Parliament face in the decision-making process regarding sending troops in missions under the CSDP. This memo provides brief description of the cooperation between Macedonia and EU regarding CSDP, identifies the main shortcomings and puts forward several propositions for ensuring close and successful relations between Republic of Macedonia and the EU regarding CSDP. Those propositions are: forming a joint body with the Government and the Ministry of Defence specifically for peace missions and sending troops abroad; propose amendments to the current Law on Defence and institutionalise the process of cooperation with other defence parliamentary committees from the region.

  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English