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New initiative on crisis management and civil-military interface for use externally also has implications for internal policies begging the question of whether "crisis management" should be under civil or military control:

"The particular strength of the Common Security and Defence Policy lies in the comprehensive approach to crisis management. By mobilising all its civilian and military instruments, the European Union must be able to deal with complex, multi-actor and multidimensional crises, while at the same time increase the efficiency of its missions and operations."

See: Meeting of the Foreign Affairs Ministers and Ministers of Defence of France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Spain - Paris, 15 November 2012 (pdf)

See also: Five EU countries call for new military 'structure' (euobserver, link)

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