Comparison of the statements
erschienen in der Publikation "Security Political Dialogue 2001 (3/01)" (ISBN: 3-901328-59-9) - Oktober 2001
Autor(en):Oberst Mag. Dietmar Pfarr
When comparing the security policies of these states, one has to take into consideration the different legal basis concerning security affairs. Austria has been a permanently neutral state and member of the European Union ever since 1995, Poland joined NATO in 1999 and is one of the candidates for accession to the EU. Finally Sweden, with her traditional foreign policy of nonalignment in peacetime - aiming at neutrality in wartime - has been, like Austria, member of the European Union since 1995. The change of the security environment after the end of the Cold War affects each country in a different way as related to its regional position. In addition, every security policy is determined by the membership to an international organization or alliance. However, with respect to the trilateral project at hand, also security interests of each country as they regard the relationship to the CFSP/ESDP of the European Union have to be looked at.