Brief: Germany’s Position on CSDP: Is There Anything for the Baltics?

Third brief in the Germany and Baltic Security Series

Together with the ICDS-International Centre for Defence and Security, we introduce a collection of policy briefs titled “Germany and the Security of the Baltic States”. The third brief, written by Margarita Šešelgytė and Emilė Indrašiūtė, takes a look at Germany's engagement in the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).

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"Germany has a major impact on the EU’s direction, agenda, and reforms. For the Baltic states, Germany has always been an important political and economic partner in the EU, but regarding the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) relations have been quite limited. The new government in Germany places strong emphasis on European sovereignty raising the question: will this rhetoric be translated into political action and what impact will it have on EU policies?", ask the authors Margarita Šešelgytė and Emilė Indrašiūtė.