The paper analyses the European Union as a successful peace project which has managed to transform most of Europe into a security community. It further looks at the progressive enlargement of the EU, not only promoting prosperity and democracy but also spreading the foundations for a stable peace. EU activities that are directly related to security, under the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the European Security and Defence Policy, are also recorded.
Working Paper No. 29 (series 2), 2008, London, UK; Crisis States Research Centre, 29 pp.