Strategic security implications due to COVID-19 pandemic

By |maj 7th, 2020|coronavirus, defence and security, News|

COVID-19 will cause us to reconsider what composes a security threat and have major implication on strategic security, writes Vira Ratsiborynska.

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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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Europe’s military mobility: latest casualty of EU budget battle

By |februar 25th, 2020|defence and security, EU-NATO cooperation, European Defence Fund, MFF, Military Mobility, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

The Commission's latest budget non-paper threatens to hamper flagship defence initiatives more than previous proposals. It was put forward on Friday (20 February) in an attempt to bridge the growing differences among EU leaders over the bloc's next sev...

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Munich Security Conference – Day #3

By |februar 17th, 2020|defence and security, European Union, Germany, Josep Borrell, Middle East peace process, MSC2020, Munich security conference, Nancy Pelosi, News, Palestine, United States, Ursula von der Leyen|

As high-ranking security leaders gather in Bavaria for the annual Munich Security Conference this weekend, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into what is driving the conversation on foreign, defence and security policy. Here’s Day 3 in a nutshell.

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Munich Security Conference – Day #2

By |februar 16th, 2020|defence and security, MSC2020, multilateralism, Munich security conference, News|

As high-ranking security leaders gather in Bavaria for the annual Munich Security Conference this weekend, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into what is driving the conversation on foreign, defence and security policy. Here’s Day 2 in a nutshell. /// US:...

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Germany pledges to raise military spending, play more active role in NATO

By |november 28th, 2019|2% target, Angela Merkel, defence and security, Emmanuel Macron, Foreign policy, France, Germany, Heiko Maas, Nato, News, Security policy, Ukraine, USA|

Germany has pledged to play a more active role in NATO with Chancellor Angela Merkel promising to raise military spending to 2% of the country’s GDP by the beginning of the 2030s. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Death of 13 soldiers in Mali highlights France’s isolation in Sahel region

By |november 27th, 2019|defence and security, EU-Sahel, France, military, News, Operation Barkhane, troops|

In a fairly direct message to Germany, the EU Commission's outgoing President, Jean-Claude Juncker, noted that the French army is alone when defending Europe's honour and security in Mali. EURACTIV France reports.

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Germany and Netherlands sign joint declaration of intent on energy transition

By |oktober 3rd, 2019|Angela Merkel, Common Asylum policy, defence and security, Energy transition, Germany, hydrogen, Mark Rutte, News, The Netherlands|

Following the Dutch government's Berlin visit on Wednesday (2 October), Germany and the Netherlands signed a joint declaration of intent laying out a common energy transition plan, as well as closer cooperation in the areas of defence and asylum policy...

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Sylvie Goulard given rough ride by European Parliament

By |oktober 3rd, 2019|commissioner hearings, defence and security, France, Internal Market, News, parliamentary assistants, Renew, Sylvie Goulard|

France's European Commissioner-designate, Sylvie Goulard, faced a European Parliament hearing on Wednesday (2 October), where she was mostly questioned on issues of integrity, rather than the substance of the job on the table. EURACTIV France reports.

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Poland’s double-game on defence matters

By |september 26th, 2019|Airbus, aircraft, defence and security, European Defence Fund, European Union, France, News, pesco, PiS, Poland, Russia, US|

Poland's decision to buy American F-35 aircraft sounds like Warsaw snubbing European projects. However, the EU member state, is also in breach of its commitments, writes Nicholas Gros-Verheyde.

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