Concept of Security in Croatia and the European Security Strategy

Abstract

The article refers to the National Security Strategy of Croatia compared to the European Security Strategy.The development of the Security Strategy in Europe can be related tothe situation in Southeast Europe,particularlyto the fall of Yugoslavia, where European security has been formatting and developing its strategies of security and defence within its borders. The article is divided into the two parts;the first partis refers to Croatiaand its way to independent state and its path from developing the National Security Strategy to the NATO membership.The second part of the article deals with the Euro-pean Security Culture and Strategies, the missions of ESDP in the Southeast Europe and its cooperation with Croatia.

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