European Naval Strategy: Analysis of Selected Issues in EU Member States


Europe is a maritime continent whose economic concerns and security could be backed only by the power of navy forces. The Czech Republic is not a maritime state, but it is a member country of both NATO and the EU, it participates in the formation of common security policy. Czech soldiers could take part in combined joint military operations, where one of forces is also a Navy. Dozens of Czech citizens are employed in common international institutes and staffs; they all need a broader view, including the knowledge of Integrated European Naval Strategy. Their activities promote the status of the Czech Republic at international level. This contribution contextually explores European space and its naval power. It introduces naval forces projection of European national navies, the bulk of which best respond to current security issues, along with decisions of the national governments of the EU and NATO member states. The article also dedicates extensive attention to the Russian naval strategy.

Tereza Šafářová, born in 1979. She graduated of the Political science from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, focusing geo-politics; she also gained bachelors degree, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK), focusing History of political thought. She has been currently studying doctoral program at the Department of Political Science on the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University in Brno. She deals with the European military naval strategy.

Country: Czech Republic


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