Defence and security win battle but not war, in EU budget plans

By |maj 27th, 2020|ben hodges, defence, EU-NATO cooperation, Josep Borrell, MFF, Military Mobility, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, strategic autonomy, Ursula von der Leyen|

While the new EU budget proposal charts an improvement from the European Commission’s previously planned outlay for the bloc’s defence initiatives, it still remains far from original ambitions. On Wednesday (27 May), the European Commission increased the total financial firepower...

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SPD leadership reignites German debate on US nuclear weapons

By |maj 6th, 2020|defence, Heiko Maas, Nato, News, Norbert Walter-Borjans, nuclear deterrence, nuclear weapons, Rolf Mützenich, SPD, transatlantic alliance, United States|

Germany should "exclude the stationing of US nuclear weapons in the future," Rolf Mützenich, the leader of the Social Democrats (SPD) in the Bundestag, has demanded. Foreign minister Heiko Maas has hit back, but other Socialist politicians intend to question Germany's role in NATO's nuclear strategy.

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It’s time to vaccinate Europe’s defence budgets

By |april 20th, 2020|burden sharing, defence, EU-NATO, European defence, Nato, News, transatlantic relations|

Europe’s armed forces are rightfully being applauded for their efforts in limiting the disastrous effects of COVID-19, but the test of whether European militaries are truly valued will be measured over the next few years as pressure on defence budgets mount, write Daniel Fiott, Torben Schütz and Marcin Terlikowski.

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Global Europe Brief: EU’s leverage in Libya

By |januar 23rd, 2020|Davos, defence, Donald Trump, EMASOH, enlargement, EU-Mercosur, Josep Borrell, Kazakhstan, Libya, News, non-proliferation, Serbia, space policy, Strait of Hormuz, Ukraine, Ursula von der Leyen, Venezuela, Wallonia|

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU in the global perspective from our foreign affairs news team: Georgi Gotev and Alexandra Brzozowski.

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Amid NATO tensions, Estonian President highlights Russia risk

By |november 20th, 2019|Brexit, defence, Estonia, EU, EU enlargement, Kersti Kaljulaid, News, Russia, security|

NATO should be ready to defend Estonia should the country face risks emanating from its neighbour Russia, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has told EURACTIV. Her comments came following French President Macron's recent claim that the alliance is 'br...

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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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