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The end of cold war influenced the security environment of Europe. Today the concept of security is defined wider than before and as such an important debate is now under way in international security theories. Integrationist approach to security versus neorealism is constituting the core of this debate. With a wider definition of security European Union’s role has also an increasing  importance. Yet, the EU is actually at the point of crucial choice between an ‘integrationist approach to security’ and ‘traditional realist/neorealist thought’. The result of this choice will determine the future of European security. In order to maintain its growing role in the European security system, the EU should refrain from block politics and from creating new confrontations in Europe.
 
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Foreword Following the violent dissolution of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, there had been a shared sense of hope for a more peaceful future for the European continent. Unfortunately, this comfortability disappeared after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to march against the Ukrainian forces throughout the border on 24 February 2022. This marked a turning point not only for the...
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