The European Maritime Security Strategy in the context of the European Security Strategy

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The European Maritime Security Strategy in the context of the European Security Strategy

The European Union initiated a Security Strategy with the document “A Secure Europe in a Better World” subtitled “European Security Strategy” (ESS). It was approved in 2003 and reviewed in a “Progress Report” in 2008. The document provides a conceptual basis for European security across the spectrum of human activity. The challenges, risks, threats, objectives and policies are addressed in isolation from their environment. There is no discussion of whether challenges should be met, or threats contained, by land or by sea or by purely political action,for example. Piracy is singled out albeit only under the generic heading of organised crime (page 4): “a new dimension to organised crime which will merit further attention is the growth in maritime piracy”

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