EU-NATO Partnership in 2017–2018 – Towards a New Model of Effective Response to Threats

Beata Przybylska-Maszner
2019 Przegląd Strategiczny  
The purpose of this article is to understand the factors determining the state of European Union-NATO relations since 2017. Current determinants of these relations are discussed alongside the structures of interinstitutional links between the two organizations. In order to properly investigate the research problems identified, qualitative selection of sources in the form of legal acts and 'soft law' documents of the organizations concerned has been employed. The research questions addressed in
more » ... tions addressed in the analysis concern the sources and dynamics of changes in these relations. The answers are based on an examination of the determinants of behavior of participants in the decision-making process of both organizations. The article is based on the assumption that, in the period analyzed, the hitherto principle of correlation of tasks based on the two organizations mutually complementing their respective potentials, has been modified. Recurrent situations calling for a joint and multidimensional response to cri- ses have considerably widened the potential scope of strategic commitment of both partners and contributed to their links becoming stronger. Intensified activities aimed at developing the EU's CSDP have occurred while political disputes regarding the role of both entities in the new balance of strategic forces have significantly multiplied. European limitations on ex- ercising an actual military influence in the region impede the chances of effective cooperation between the two entities.
doi:10.14746/ps.2019.1.7 fatcat:5ib75xbodjg7jgkghbob6sztb4