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PAPAIOANNOU A. - NATO’s Future and NATO-EU Relations : Building Bridges across Brussels (8h)

This workshop addresses NATO’s evolution and Future, in the context of the efforts to develop a European Defence, as well as relations between the European Union and NATO through a political and institutional perspective.

The first part focuses on the evolution of NATO since its inception in 1949 until the present day, and how this ties in with the efforts to develop a European Defence. The idea is to draw from the historical evolution of NATO in order to help explain current trends, as well as outline the possible future scenarios for the future of NATO, following also the recent NATO Summit, which was held in July 2018 in Brussels.

The second part focuses on the evolution, the present and the future of relations between the European Union and NATO through a political and institutional perspective. Particular focus will be given to the latest developments, such as the negotiation that led to the two Joint Declarations signed by European Council President Tusk, European Commission Juncker and NATO SG Stoltenberg, in July 2016 and July 2018 respectively. It will also address the future relations between these two Organisations taking into account the present security challenges as well as strategic realignments of key players in the Euro-Atlantic area.

Professor Alexandros PAPAIOANNOU