CEPS/IISS European Security Forum

Meeting on 10 September 2001 on The EU's rapid reaction capability

Speakers' papers (final versions)

Selected readings/links

Compiled by Ellen Peacock, Emma Sullivan and Sophie Delfolie at the IISS Library and Information Department


Western European Union Council of Ministers Petersberg Declaration, Bonn 19 June 1992

Audit of assets and capabilities for European crisis management operations – recommendations for strengthening European capabilities for crisis management operations, WEU Council of Ministers, Luxembourg, 22-23 November 1999

Helsinki European Council – Presidency Conclusions, 10-11 December 1999

Mainz Declaration, Franco-German Defence and Security Council, Mainz, 9 June 2000

Presidency conclusions, Santa Maria da Feira European Council, 19-20 June 2000

Military Capabilities Commitment Declaration by member state defence ministers, 20 November 2000

Presidency report on the European security and defence policy (ESDP), Nice European Council

Presidency conclusions, Nice European Council, 7-9 December 2000

Presidency Report to the Göteborg European Council on European Security and Defence Policy

Strengthening European Security and Defence Capabilities, NATO Factsheet, December 2000

From St-Malo to Nice: European defence: core documents, compiled by Maartje Rutten, (WEU-IIS Chaillot Paper 47), May 2001


Remarks by Dr Javier Solana, High Representative of the EU for Common Foreign and Security Policy, Conference on "The Development of a Common European Security and Defence Policy – The Integration Project of the Next Decade", Berlin, 17 December 1999

Where does the EU stand on Common Foreign and Security Policy?, speech by Dr Javier Solana, Secretary-General of WEU, Forschungsinstitut der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, Berlin, 14 November 2000


European integration and defence: the ultimate challenge? by Jolyon Howorth, (WEU-IIS Chaillot Paper 43), November 2000

European Defence: The Next Steps, by Christoph Bertram, Charles Grant and François Heisbourg, CER Bulletin, October/November 2000.

European Defence: making it work, by François Heisbourg et al., (WEU-IIS Chaillot Paper 42), September 2000

Europe's Military Ambitions, by Klaus Naumann, CER Bulletin, June/July 2000

European defence takes a leap forward, by François Heisbourg, NATO Review, Vol. 48, No. 1, Spring-Summer 2000

Europe's Rapid Reaction Rorce: Supporters and Doubters, by Richard Norton-Taylor

Europe to Provide Troops for Rapid Reaction Force, Jane's Defence Weekly, 17 Nov 2000

The European Rapid Reaction Force, The Guardian, 11 Apr 2001

CNN Special: EU Defence

Defence Forces have sights set on Europe, The Irish Times, 16 July 2001

Debunking European Defense Myths, Defense Monitor, Vol XIXX, No 4, 2000