In 2007, threats are not only in distant countries anymore, terrorism strikes the heart of Europe, crime is increasingly powerful, media’s role is fundamental, information technologies are now critical for both corporations and individuals, European security and defence emerges…
This project was aiming at helping citizen discuss together and with experts and make their own mind on issues regarding national security and defense in France and in Europe, as a complement to the official debate, in a setting of major national¹ and international² reforms. The first version of the document can be found here.
¹White Book on Defense and National Security wrote by the Mallet Commission, Bauer project on strategic research, creation of the Direction Centrale du Renseignement Intérieur (DCRI), as a merge of the Direction Centrale des Renseignement Généraux (DCRG) and the Direction de la Surveillance du Territoire (DST), Balladur Commission on the modernization of Vth Republic’s institutions, Révision Générale des Politiques Publiques (RGPP), justice reforms, etc.
² Lisbon’s Treatee signature and French Presidence of the Council of the European Union in 2008.