France and Germany ink compromise on arms export rules

By |oktober 17th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Arms Exports, Defence policy, Emmanuel Macron, European defence industry, Franco-German relations, News|

After struggling to find a common line on arms exports, Paris and Berlin reached  a compromise on Wednesday (16 October) during a bilateral ministerial meeting in the French city of Toulouse.

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A European ‘Mare Nostrum’ instead of Operation Sophia 2.0

By |september 12th, 2019|Defence policy, Frontex, Giuseppe Conte, Italy, Libya camps, libyan coastal guard, Mare Nostrum, Matteo Salvini, News, Operation Sophia, refugee crisis, Ursula von der Leyen|

An EU mission within the framework of the Common Security and Defence Policy is not the adequate instrument for controversial domestic issues such as migration, writes Tobias Pietz.

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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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US call for Syria troops divides German coalition

By |julij 8th, 2019|Defence policy, Donald Trump, German coalition, News, Syria, Syrian war, United States, US army|

Discord broke out in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition Sunday (7 July), after the United States urged the country to send ground troops to Syria as Washington looks to withdraw from the region.

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Post-Brexit Britain should be ready to use ‘hard power, says defence minister

By |februar 11th, 2019|Brexit, Defence policy, Gavin Williamson, News, Russia, Sergei Skripal, transatlantic relations|

Britain should be ready to use military force to support its global interests after Brexit, defence minister Gavin Williamson will say on Monday (11 February), adding that the boundaries between peace and war are becoming blurred.

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EU security must no longer depend on US, says Macron

By |avgust 28th, 2018|Defence policy, Emmanuel Macron, EU reform, EU-NATO, France, News|

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday (27 August) called for Europe to stop relying on the United States for its military defence as he pushed for fresh EU integration in the face of rising nationalism around the continent.

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Five things to expect from the EU summit on June 28-29

By |junij 28th, 2018|Defence policy, EU summit, EU trade, immigration policy, News|

European Union leaders meet this week to deal with some of the most difficult issues they confront, with migration topping the list. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political survival may depend on Italy’s new anti-establishment government, whose interests clash with Germany’s...

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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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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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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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