Origin, Development and Perspectives for the Human Security Concept in the European Union
Romanian Journal of European Affairs, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2007
18 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2007
The wide economic support and an attempt to guarantee safety, which the European governments are trying to provide for their citizens, are reasons why the European Union explores new directions of conducting common policies for which the most important is the human being and his needs. The European security policy - and the new concept of human security - could be one example of the EU's new behavior. Taking into consideration the previous attempts at developing security theories in Europe and other countries, it is possible to state that the modern human security doctrine in the EU could be followed by creating a special kind of European corps which would be a new tool for ensuring security where it would be necessary to provide it - European Gendarmerie Forces (known as EGF or EUROGENDFOR). The aim of this article is to show the impact of the evolution of the modern security theories for creating a human security doctrine in the framework of the European Union. Moreover, genesis and activity of the EGF are presented and the author is trying to answer the question: could the EGF be a tool of human security in the EU? Finally, a couple of proposals for the future development of the European security policy are mentioned.
Keywords: European Union, human security, European security, European Gendarmerie Forces
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