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Q: Austria's Stance on EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Austria's Stance on EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)
Category: Reference, Education and News > Current Events
Asked by: oneeu-ga
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Posted: 01 Dec 2003 11:08 PST
Expires: 31 Dec 2003 11:08 PST
Question ID: 282282
This Question is related to one posted earlier with title: "UN
Security Council Reform: Replacing France and the UK with the EU" (ID:

What has Austria's stance been concerning further integration and
deepening of EU institutions, especially as it relates to Common
Foreign and Security Policy and the UN?  To clarify, I am interested
to know if Austria has supported (or desired) efforts to expand the
EU's competency in areas of CFSP.
Subject: Re: Austria's Stance on EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)
Answered By: leader-ga on 01 Dec 2003 14:42 PST
Dear oneeu-ga:

It was a pleasure to answer such an exciting question. What I will try
here is provide a very breif overbiew of Austria's stance on CFSP and
give links to such articles that will explain exactly the question
that you have e.g. 'if Austria has supported (or desired) efforts to
expand the EU's competency in areas of CFSP'?


Austria has been very supportive of the CFSP and its development as a
whole by the European Union. She is trying hard to implement the
treaties of WEU (West European Union) in the framework of the CFSP.
While Austria is a firm proponent of CFSP, it is rather reluctant to
form military alliances such as NATO and does not want any type of
future outside military presence in its land. In the wake of September
11 attacks, Austria has urged the CFSP European Council to take
precautions of its policies towards Middle East as it has a large
Muslim population. Recently, Austria's parliment passed a bill in
Austrian senate to actively participate in the CFSP.

Please review the following articles in order to better understand
Austria's viewpoint:

How Austria view CFSP
(Please read cluase IV 'CFSP' of the article)

Austria in the European Union
(Please read 'The commomn foriegn and Security policy on Page 14)

Austria's Role in New Europe - by Foriegn Minister of Austria
(please read CFSP and Nuetrality)

Austria and the European Union - Saying Good Bye to Nuetrality
(Please read 'Accepting the CFSP')

Austria's Position in the World
(Please read Austria's Position in European Security Policy)

Please use the follwing keywords for related articles:

'Austria AND CFSP'
'austria and EU foreign and security policy'

Please clarify if you have any questions or you are not satisfied with
the answer. I will be obliged to serve your needs.

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