In an article published in the journal Internationale Spectator in August 1990, Hans van den Broek, Netherlands Foreign Minister, describes the security structures in Europe and looks at the Netherlands’ role in the future of the European Communities.
On 4 February 1991, in connection with Political Union, the French Foreign Minister, Roland Dumas, and his German counterpart, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, submit to the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) a proposal concerning the implementation of a common foreign and security policy (CFSP).
Diagram showing the interaction between the different European institutions in the fields covered by the common foreign and security policy (CFSP), following the entry into force on 1 November 1993 of the Treaty on European Union, signed in Maastricht on 7 February 1992.
On 12 May 1992, in connection with the future enlargement of the European Union, an internal note from the European Commission addresses the question of the political and legal consequences of enlargement on the common foreign and security policy (CFSP).
‘And now: United for Europe!’ In 1999, in response to the conflagration in the Balkans, the cartoonist Fritz Behrendt speculates on the real capacity for action of Javier Solana, appointed High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy.
In this interview, Jacques F. Poos, former Luxembourg Foreign Minister, describes the role of European Political Cooperation (EPC) in the area of foreign policy, with particular regard to the common foreign and security policy (CFSP).
The Barcelona Conference and the Euro-Mediterranean Association
On 8 March 1995, the European Commission sends a Communication to the Council and the European Parliament in which it submits a series of proposals for the implementation of a Euro-Mediterranean Partnership.
Meeting in Barcelona on 27 and 28 November 1995, the Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference adopts a joint declaration which establishes the aims and working methods of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership.
On 20 November 1995, the Spanish daily newspaper El País analyses the objectives of the Barcelona Conference of 27 and 28 November, during which the European Union lays the foundations for the establishment of a Euro-Mediterranean Association
In November 1995, the French monthly newspaper Le Monde diplomatique analyses the implications of the Barcelona Conference due to be held on 27 and 28 November, which would lay the foundations for the Euro-Mediterranean Association initiated by the European Union.
On 31 May 1996, the conclusions of the Euro-Mediterranean ministeral conference on the information society held in Rome emphasise the importance of strengthening cooperation between the Euro-Mediterranean partners in the fields of telecommunications and information technology.
On 19 March 1995, the French daily newspaper Le Monde sets out the issues surrounding the forthcoming Conference on Stability in Europe, due to be held in Paris for the representatives of the 52 member states of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).