COVID-19 and the EU’s security and defence policy

By |april 9th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, CSDP, defence and security, News|

The COVID-19 pandemic, which began to spread from Asia in late 2019, has hit the EU hard. Although previously prepared documents such as the 2016 EU Global Strategy have highlighted that preventing, detecting and responding to global pandemics is an EU priority, the Union—like most of the world—was caught off guard, writes Niklas Novaky.

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MPs call for a Anglo-German post-Brexit ‘friendship treaty’

By |februar 3rd, 2020|Brexit, common foreign and security policy, CSDP, European defence industry, Germany, News, Norbert Röttgen, security, Tom Tugendhat, transition period, UK|

A British MP and his German counterpart have called for a post-Brexit “treaty of friendship” between the two countries, as concerns grow in Berlin that relations could turn increasingly hostile over the coming months.

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2019 LOOKAHEAD: Europe’s security and defence coming of age

By |december 27th, 2018|Brexit, CSDP, Eastern Ukraine, Federica Mogherini, Nato, News, pesco, Russia, security and defence, Western Balkans|

For the European defence efforts, getting rid of the UK's torturous approach toward a common defence policy presented an opportunity the governments and European institutions eagerly seized this year. But there is little time to rejoice.

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Commission to hike EU investment in defence innovation

By |junij 13th, 2018|CSDP, Defence policy, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Federica Mogherini, Innovation, InvestEU fund, Jykri Katainen, MFF, News|

The European Commission proposed on Wednesday (June 13) to hike from €90 million to €13 billion the budgetary funds earmarked for strengthening the EU's strategic autonomy in collective security by boosting cross-border research and innovation in the field of defence.

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European defence and the Eurocorps model

By |marec 21st, 2017|common defence, CSDP, Defence policy, Defence Union, EU army, European army, News, Rome summit|

Today it is clear that a robust European Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) is a must, and the time to enhance it has come, writes Lieutenant General Alfredo Ramirez.

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