City Research Online

The nexus between CFSP/CSDP and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

Koutrakos, P. ORCID: 0000-0002-2346-4057 (2018). The nexus between CFSP/CSDP and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. In: Research Handbook in EU Common Foreign and Security Policy. (pp. 296-311). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.


The interactions between AFSJ and CFSP have become increasingly pronounced. They are also dynamic and subject to adjustment, and must be viewed in the context of the prevailing political climate in the EU. The intensity of these interactions has already had an impact on the character of the CFSP: the latter has moved closer to the soft end of the security spectrum and is being instrumentalized in order to enable the EU to achieve objectives of other policies. Whilst it prevents the scope of CFSP from being impinged upon by other policies, the limited, so far, case law of the Court of Justice on the relationship between CFSP and AFSJ does not provide a clear yardstick that would enable the institutions to address legal basis questions with confidence.

Publication Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is a draft chapter. The final version is available in Research Handbook on the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy edited by Steven Blockmans, Panos Koutrakos, published in 2018, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd The material cannot be used for any other purpose without further permission of the publisher, and is for private use only.
Publisher Keywords: AFSJ; CFSP; CSDP; coherence; migration; refugees
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
J Political Science > JX International law
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
The City Law School > Institute for the Study of European Laws
[thumbnail of 14-chapter14.pdf]
Text - Accepted Version
Download (408kB) | Preview


Add to AnyAdd to TwitterAdd to FacebookAdd to LinkedinAdd to PinterestAdd to Email


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics

Actions (login required)

Admin Login Admin Login