Edited by Steven Blockmans and Panos Koutrakos
Chapter 13: The CFSP–humanitarian aid nexus
The chapter focuses on the interconnections between the CFSP and EU humanitarian aid, two policy areas that often coexist in the Union’s action in crisis situations outside our borders. It reflects on the tension between the CFSP–humanitarian aid nexus and the need to respect the special character of humanitarian aid, a policy that is subject to the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence. The chapter also highlights the risks of this nexus from the perspective of the effectiveness of EU humanitarian aid. It furthermore suggests that the quest for coherence, which was relaunched by the Lisbon Treaty reforms, has the potential to reinforce the CFSP–humanitarian aid nexus, adding even more pressure to the independence of humanitarian aid.
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