Spanish Security Strategy

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The Government has approved the Spanish Security Strategy (EES), subtitled "Everyone's responsibility". While other countries like the United States, the United Kingdom or France have already produced similar documents, the EES is the first security strategy for Spain. Javier Solana, former EU High Representative for the CFSP, former NATO Secretary General as well as CIDOB's Honorary President, was in charge of the development of the document.

The EES's objective is to guarantee the security of the State and its citizens, based on Spain’s national interests, the study of the threats and risks that affect Spain and by highlighting a number of priority areas of response. The EES is developed within a Spanish, European and global dimension. Under the concept of a comprehensive approach, new threats in the fields of the economy, energy, cybersecurity etc. are included in the Strategy. The EES proposes the creation of a series of new instruments to consolidate this approach, most importantly a Spanish Security Council. In the process of elaborating the document, three expert seminars –one of which CIDOB organised- were held with civil society, the private sector, and political parties representatives.

This dossier includes information and analysis on the EES as well as links to other security strategies, Spanish institutes specialized in security related fields and to Javier Solana's biography.

The following people participated in creating this dossier: Juan Garrigues, Laia Mestres and Laia Bonet

Last updated: 30 June 2011

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