Gulf crisis is testing a new generation of European leaders

By |avgust 20th, 2019|common defence, Defence policy, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

A new generation of EU leaders is grappling with the shipping crisis in the Arabian Gulf in a way that could determine the future military posture of individual countries, and perhaps even of the European Union, writes Faisal Al Yafai.

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EU fends off US attack in spat over the bloc’s military reforms

By |maj 17th, 2019|burden sharing, common defence, Donald Trump, EDF, European defence, Federica Mogherini, Nato, News, pesco|

The EU responded on Thursday (16 May) to US accusations that a new European military pact risks shutting out American companies of European defence projects and undermine NATO.

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In Strasbourg, Merkel brings European army one step further

By |november 13th, 2018|Angela Merkel, common defence, digital tax, Emmanuel Macron, European army, European Parliament, Eurozone, Migration, News|

In an eagerly awaited speech on the future of Europe before what she called 'the biggest democratic parliament of the world', German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Tuesday (13 November) for a "real, true European army" and a common asylum framework.

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Why NATO should double-down on Georgian membership

By |julij 9th, 2018|accession, common defence, defence, Defence Union, Georgia, Nato, News, Russia, security and defence cooperation, Western Balkans|

When NATO leaders meet in Brussels this week they should have Georgia on their minds, write Amanda Paul and Ana Andguladze.

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Nine European countries to formalise EU defence force plan

By |junij 25th, 2018|common defence, defence action plan, Defence policy, News|

Nine EU nations will on Monday (25 June) formalise a plan to create a European military intervention force, a French minister said, with Britain backing the measure as a way to maintain strong defence ties with the bloc after Brexit.

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EU defence gets €20 billion budget boost

By |maj 3rd, 2018|common defence, cyber defence, Cybersecurity, Defence policy, defence research, defence spending, drones, European defence, European Defence Fund, News|

The EU on Wednesday (2 May) announced plans to spend nearly 20 billion euros on defence over its next long-term budget, as the bloc seeks to boost its resilience to the perceived threat from Russia.

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UK’s tortured approach to EU defence takes new twist

By |marec 30th, 2018|Brexit, common defence, EU defence action plan, EU military operations, EU-NATO, European Defence Agency, News, pesco|

The UK has always had a tortured relationship with the EU’s defence policy ambitions. In 2010, David Cameron’s Conservative party promised to withdraw the UK from the European Defence Agency (EDA), only to backtrack two years later.

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Juncker warns against ‘mixed up’ Brexit talks, after May requests defence treaty

By |februar 17th, 2018|common defence, European arrest warrant, European Defence Community, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, Theresa May|

Britain wants to agree a defence and security treaty with the EU before its leaves the bloc in March 2019, Theresa May has said.

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‘Bad news for enemies’: EU leaders officially launch defence pact

By |december 14th, 2017|common defence, defence, Defence policy, Donald Tusk, EU defence action plan, EU-NATO, Federica Mogherini, News, pesco|

Flanked by soldiers in combat dress, European leaders inaugurated on Thursday (14 December) a landmark defence cooperation pact that EU Council President Donald Tusk said was "bad news for our enemies".

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Tusk proposes two-year EU reform blitz, new working methods at summits

By |oktober 18th, 2017|Brexit, common defence, Donald Tusk, Emmanuel Macron, enhanced cooperation, EU enlargement, EU summits, future of EU, Jean-Claude Juncker, Multi-speed Europe, News, security|

EU President Donald Tusk on Tuesday (17 October) proposed an ambitious timeline of 13 summits over the next two years to reboot the European Union after the shock of Brexit and other setbacks.

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