Address given by Marcel Glesener for the 50th anniversary of the WEU Assembly (Strasbourg, 23 June 2005)

On 23 June 2005, the Assembly of Western European Union (WEU) celebrates its 50th anniversary in Strasbourg, at the Assembly of the Council of Europe, whose premises were shared by the WEU Assembly from 1955 to 1959. In his address, Marcel Glesener, head of the Federated Group of Christian Democrats and European Democrats in the WEU Assembly, emphasises his group’s belief in the Assembly’s essential role for the democratic legitimacy of the decisions taken by the European Union (EU) in security and defence matters. He also criticises the fact that, in these areas inherited from WEU, the Assembly is excluded from the processes of consultation, information and dialogue with the EU executive.

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Source: Présentation du livre sur la défense de l'Europe (1995-2005) / Marcel Glesener.- Strasbourg: Council of Europe [Prod.], 23.06.2005. Council of Europe, Strasbourg. - VIDEO (00:07:45, Couleur, Son original).
Council of Europe, Avenue de l'Europe, 67075 Strasbourg Cedex.

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