Western European Union


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Western European Union

Also called the WEU. An international organization dedicated to mutual defense of member states. It was established in 1948 at the outset of the Cold War and was intended to counteract the Soviet bloc. The WEU's operations were gradually taken over by the European Union beginning the 1990s. The WEU treaty was abolished in 2010.
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Sahin has reportedly focused during his meetings on broader representation of EU candidate countries in the European Security and Defence Assembly that would replace in this coming June the Assembly of the Western European Union.
The ESDA is comprised of representatives from national parliaments and served to provide oversight over the Western European Union (WEU), the European defence organisation, which has effectively lain dormant since the EU launched its security and defence policy, in 1999.
and to integrate the Western European Union as the European Union's defence structure were defeated.
His responsibilities included nuclear planning, crisis management and military cooperation in the framework of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Western European Union (WEU).
The building was constructed in 1976 to serve as the headquarters of the Western European Union and most recently housed the Brussels Commercial Court.
Sahin attended a conference of EU parliament speakers who gathered in Brussels to give a shape to European Security and Defense Assembly that is planned to replace the Western European Union.
7-9 December 2000: Operational role of Western European Union transferred to EU
Sweden) analyzes how the issues of armaments has been handled and conceptualized within the two spheres of European integration related to the political economy project, developed through the European Union and the defense and security project organized through the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Western European Union, and recently through the EU.
BRUSSELS, Apr 4, 2011 (TUR) -- Turkish Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin had a meeting with Robert Walter, President of the Assembly of Western European Union (WEU), in Brussels on Sunday.
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer also contributed to debates by the Western European Union, drafting a report on the Gulf crisis in 1990.
The yearbook contains numerous documents detailing the activities of European inter-governmental organizations for the year 2003, including those of the European Free Trade Association, European Central Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine, Council of Europe, European Civil Aviation Conference, European Space Agency, International Commission on Civil Status, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and Western European Union, among others.
ANKARA, Oct 15, 2009 (TUR) -- A delegation from European Security and Defense Assembly - Assembly of the Western European Union holds talks in the Turkish parliament on Thursday.
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