Research Handbook on the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy
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Research Handbook on the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy

Edited by Steven Blockmans and Panos Koutrakos

In times of rapid change and unpredictability the European Union’s role in the world is sorely tested. How successfully the EU meets challenges such as war, terrorism and climate change, and how effectively the Union taps into opportunities like mobility and technological progress depends to a great extent on the ability of the EU’s institutions and member states to adopt and implement a comprehensive and integrated approach to external action. This Research Handbook examines the law, policy and practice of the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy, including the Common Security and Defence, and gauges its interactions with the other external policies of the Union (including trade, development, energy), as well as the evolving political and economic challenges that face the European Union.
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Chapter 18: EU external health security policy and law

Anniek de Ruijter

Abstract

This chapter traces the emergence of external ‘EU health security policy and law’. Health security policy redraws sectoral boundaries between policies and has both an internal and external security dimension. The objective of the chapter is to highlight the specific questions for policy and law that can be raised with regard to the emergence of this new field of policy in the EU context. In particular, it aims to come to these questions by conceptualizing what can be termed ‘EU health security policy’: its development and origins, its legal context institutions, instruments and techniques.

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