The crisis in and around Ukraine has brought to the surface a more profound crisis in European security. Switzerland attaches great importance to cooperative security and restoring confidence within Europe.
For this reason, as part of its Chairmanship of the OSCE in 2014, Switzerland initiated a wide-ranging discussion of European security and the opportunities for cooperative security relations in Europe, both fundamental issues. At the OSCE Ministerial Council held in December 2014, Switzerland, in close cooperation with the current OSCE Chair, Serbia, and the country that is to take over the Chairmanship in 2016, Germany, established a 15-member panel of eminent persons from the OSCE area (Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project).
The panel is to submit proposals on consolidating the OSCE in view of the Ukraine crisis and to support the OSCE participating States as they engage in an inclusive and constructive security dialogue across the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian regions.
Interim Report and Recommendations of the Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project (PDF, 24 Pages, 1.7 MB, English)
Final Report and Recommendationsof the Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project (PDF, 39 Pages, 385.0 kB, English)
Establishment of members of the Panel on European Security as a Common Project