Democratic Legitimacy and Accountability of ESDP Operations
Revised version of a paper prepared for the German-Italian Expert Seminar "The EU in Conflict Prevention and Civil-Military Crisis Management: The Quest for Effectiveness and Legitimacy", organised in Turin on 25-26 June 2009 by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in cooperation with the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) within the framework of the project "The EU as a Global Player - Strengths and Weaknesses of the CFSP and ESDP as seen from an Italian-German Angle" (The EU as a global player: institutional trends in CFSP/ESDP).
1. Legitimacy and Accountability of ESDP Missions: Why Bothering about Them?
2. The Role of the European Parliament in the Oversight of ESDP Missions
3. Other Supranational Actors in the Oversight of ESDP Missions? The WEU’s Parliamentary Assembly
4. The Role of National Parliaments
5. The Italian Parliament
6. The German Parliament