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EU MARITIME SECURITY What is it? Why does it matter?. Cdr Nikolaos Metaxas GRC(N), PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science, University of Crete. The EU’s areas of privileged interest, 2013-25(Source: EUISS Report No. 16, p. 17). European Union's Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP)

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Eu maritime security what is it why does it matter

EU MARITIME SECURITY What is it? Why does it matter?

Cdr Nikolaos Metaxas GRC(N), PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science, University of Crete

The EU’s areas of privileged interest, 2013-25(Source: EUISS Report No. 16, p. 17)


Eu maritime security what is it why does it matter

  • European Union's Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP)

  • Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)

  • European Agency for the Management and Operational Cooperation at the External Borders (FRONTEX)

  • EUNAVFOR-Atalanta, +EUCAP Nestor,+EUTM Somalia


Eu maritime security what is it why does it matter

  • December 2013 European Council decisions

  • Joint Communication of the European Commission and the High Representative March 6, 2014

  • Friends of the Presidency Group

  • EU MSS: key document concerning public diplomacy


Eu maritime security what is it why does it matter

  • European Security Strategy (ESS 2003)

  • the ability to practically cooperate and coordinate

  • EU and its member states cooperates and coordinates with the UN, NATO

  • EU maritime domain:internal (territorial waters, EEZ) and external (open seas, oceans) aspects

  • “A secure Europe in a better world”: only one reference to maritime environment


Eu maritime security what is it why does it matter

  • facts and figures

  • 28 EU Member States, 23 are coastal states and 26 are Flag States

  • a coastline over 90,000 kilometres

  • 1,200 commercial ports

  • 90% of the EU's external trade and 40% of its internal

  • European ship owners

  • 400 million passengers

  • 22 Fisheries partnership agreements (FPAs) with third countries

  • EU fishing fleet


Eu maritime security what is it why does it matter

  • EU and Member States maritime security interests

  • what constitutes a maritime security threat or risk?

  • Territorial maritime disputes

  • Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

  • Maritime piracy and armed robbery at sea

  • Terrorism

  • Cross-border and organised crime

  • Environment, natural disasters…


Conclusions

Conclusions

  • broad global cooperation

  • common values and in full compliance with the European acquis

  • an international security actor

  • an overarching strategic vision

  • regional and national dimension

  • Member States should provide at least the same effort


Eu maritime security what is it why does it matter

The EU’s areas of privileged interest, 2013-25(Source: EUISS Report No. 16, p. 17)


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