European Union's security policy in the case of Kosovo

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2010

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Selen Vardar



Together with the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia faced the interior war and then was disintegrated. The ethnic war in the Kosovo -as the autonomous province within Serbia- was ended by NATO intervention in 1999. It has shown that the establishment of the Common Foreign Policy, Security and Defence Policy and its efficiencies were insufficient. After the Cold War, integration process of the EU is accelerated and EU struggled to become an important power around the world on foreign security and defence areas as much as economy. However the differences between states in foreign policy, lack of `common interest and not to renounce their sovereignty were obstacles for a succsessful foreign security and defence policy. The aim of this thesis is to analyze the establishment process of Common Foreign Security and Defence Policy on the case of Kosovo and this thesis will also analyze in the framework of Theory of Sovereignty why there is not full compromise among the Member States of EU on common foreign policy, security and defence areas.