Sylvie Goulard still to convince MEPs in ‘do or die’ week

By |oktober 8th, 2019|defence, EU Commission candidates, EU Parliament hearing, France, integrity, Internal Market, News, portfolio, Sylvie Goulard, Ursula von der Leyen|

France’s European Commissioner-designate, Sylvie Goulard, was given a rough ride on Wednesday (2 October) by MEPs, who questioned her integrity. Goulard now has the chance to convince MEPs by answering a new set of questions in writing or by facing the music at the end of this week. EURACTIV France reports.

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AKK sworn in as new German defence minister

By |julij 24th, 2019|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Bundeswehr, burden sharing, defence, Nato, News|

CDU party chief Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has been sworn in as the new German defence minister before the Bundestag on Wednesday (24 July). In her first government statement, she emphasised Germany's reliability as a member of NATO.

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German Socialists list von der Leyen failures in damning paper to EU peers

By |julij 12th, 2019|defence, military, News, social democrats, SPD, Ursula von der Leyen|

Germany's Social Democrats have circulated a damning paper to their European political group in which they call Ursula von der Leyen an "inadequate and inappropriate candidate" to lead the European Commission ahead of a vote on her nomination next week.

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EU backs cyber sanctions regime, following Dutch and UK pressure

By |maj 17th, 2019|cyber sanctions, Cybersecurity, defence, Digital, EU, jen stoltenberg, Jeremy Hunt, Nato, Netherlands, News, security, Stef Blok, UK|

Under new EU rules, individuals and groups conducting cyber-attacks from outside the bloc may be hit with potential sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes. But the measures announced on Friday will be applied only to "persons and entities" ...

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European countries buying more and more American fighter planes

By |januar 22nd, 2019|defence, Eurofighter, fighter jet, News, United States|

All of Europe finds American fighter planes attractive, with first Slovakia and Romania and soon Bulgaria and Croatia opting to purchase these machines. EURACTIV France reports.The author, Nicolas Gros-Verheyde, is chief editor of Bruxelles2.eu website, dedicated to EU defence policy. 

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Germany: Critical cyberattacks target government and military networks

By |november 30th, 2018|cyberattack, cybercrime, Cybersecurity, data protection, defence, Digital, EU, Germany, intelligence services, News, WannaCry|

German security services have revealed that critical national infrastructures such as government and military networks have been the target of a series of cyberattacks in November, raising broader concerns about their overall resilience.

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European army: No longer a taboo subject

By |november 16th, 2018|defence, European army, News|

Both Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron mentioned the idea of creating a real European army around 11 November. This unprecedented convergence of French and German thoughts and words, which incurred the wrath of America, marks a turning point. EURACTIV France reports.  

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Finland becomes tenth participant country in European Intervention Initiative

By |november 9th, 2018|defence, Emmanuel Macron, European Intervention Initiative, Finland, Initiative européenne d'intervention, News|

In a meeting in Paris on Wednesday (7 November), the nine ministers from the member countries of European Intervention Initiative (EI2) welcomed Finland as the tenth participant. The group’s objective is to promote Europe’s strategic autonomy in security and defence. EURACTIV France reports.

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Macron proposes EU collective defence plan

By |avgust 30th, 2018|defence, EU, EU military, Macron, Nato, News|

French President Emmanuel Macron suggested that Europe adopts a form of collective defence on Thursday (30 August) as he strengthens calls for EU integration in the face of concerns over the United States' security commitments.

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Germany ready to ‘take more responsibility’ in European defence policy, says Merkel 

By |avgust 27th, 2018|Angela Merkel, defence, European security council, News, security|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that she supports the idea of a European security council as well as the project of European intervention troops, a notion also favoured by France. 

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