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The Syrian conflict: A security dilemma for the European Neighbourhood Policy

As part of its global security strategy, the EU launched the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership with the 1995 Barcelona Declaration, as a framework for dialogue and cooperation towards achieving peace and security in the Mediterranean region. To complement this partnership, the EU established the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) in 2004, initially to foster good relations with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern neighbours, including Syria.

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What we do

Finabel promotes and facilitates the interoperability of land forces across the full spectrum of military operations through the harmonisation of concepts, doctrines and procedures in the joint environment. 

The organisation produces recommendations, guidelines and research for defence decision-makers according to the member states’ demands. It convenes the leadership of the member states’ armies in annual meetings, enabling both formal and informal knowledge sharing about the development of land forces.

Finabel complements and cooperates with EU and NATO military structures, thereby acting within the overall context of a common European understanding of defence issues. Finabel has 22 member states, and membership is open to all EU member states.