Stabilisation support aims to fulfil a political objective but even with the hundreds of millions spent to date, stabilisation activities consistently fail to contribute to policy objectives, and often fail at the more modest programmatic outcome level. Why?
inancial instability, terrorism, civil conflicts in the neighbourhood, irregular migration are forcing the EU’s institutions and Member states to prove their capacity to tackle security threats in a coordinated and coherent way.
The EU is ready made to be an internationally significant mediator as it is itself a peace-building project. It does not, however, gain the prominence that might be expected.
Breathing life back into the Helsinki Moment is about encouraging participating States to come back to what is common about common and comprehensive security.