Von der Leyen’s Commission: More presidentialist, more parliamentarian

By |september 12th, 2019|EU defence, European Commission, European elections 2019, European Parliament, Frans Timmermans, Janusz Wojciechowski, László Trócsányi, Magrethe Vestager, Margaritis Schinas, News, Rovana Plumb, Sylvie Goulard, Ursula von der Leyen, Věra Jourová, Visegrad Four|

The College put forward by Ursula von der Leyen builds on lessons learned from the sometimes negative experience of the Juncker Commission, writes Robert Stüwe.

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The Brief – A political marriage on the rocks

By |februar 27th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, EU defence, EU reforms, Eurozone, News|

It all looked quite harmonious in late January, when German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron pledged closer cooperation through the new Aachen Treaty. But just like in any relationship, at some point you go through a rocky patch.

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Brexit or not, Britain must stay on the EU’s security team

By |januar 22nd, 2019|Brexit, EU defence, Nato, News|

Make no mistake: Brexit will damage our security. It will weaken the UK more, but it will weaken the EU too, writes Matthieu Borsboom.

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Another German budget without new debts

By |november 27th, 2018|Achim Post, Anton Hofreiter, autumn package, digital pact for schools, EU defence, European semester, German federal budget 2019, Gesine Lötzsch, Nato, News, Olaf Scholz, Peter Altmaier, Ursula von der Leyen|

The German Bundestag adopted the national 2019 budget with the votes of the 'Grand Coalition' last Friday (23 November), with expenditure reaching a record €356 billion and a particular rise in defence spending. Nevertheless, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has managed to avoid creating any new debt. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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France says it must use fewer US parts in its weapons systems

By |september 7th, 2018|Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, EU defence, export controls, France, News, transatlantic relations|

France must cut its dependence on US components in its weapons systems to minimise Washington's ability to block its arms exports, its defence minister said on Thursday (6 September).

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Denmark wants to cooperate ‘as much as possible’ on European defence

By |avgust 29th, 2018|Danish opt-outs, Danish referendum, Denmark, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, EU defence, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Nato, News|

Denmark will take part as much as possible in European defence cooperation outside NATO, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen said after meeting France's president on Tuesday (28 August).

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Bulgaria issues request for proposals for new or used fighter jets

By |julij 25th, 2018|Bulgaria, defence procurement, EU defence, fighter jet, Nato, News|

Bulgaria has sent a request for proposals (RFP) for 16 new or used fighter jets to replace its ageing Soviet-designed MiG-29s to seven countries, the defence ministry told Reuters today (25 July).

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Tusk tells Trump: Appreciate your allies, you don’t have that many

By |julij 10th, 2018|Donald Trump, Donald Tusk, EU defence, EU-NATO cooperation, NATO summit, News, transatlantic relations, Vladimir Putin|

"Europe is your best ally, please remember that," Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday (10 July) in an indirect message to US president Donald Trump, who will attend a crucial NATO summit in Brussels this week and then meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Germany’s Maas unveils vision for post-Atlantic Europe

By |junij 14th, 2018|China, Donald Trump, EU defence, Germany, Heiko Maas, hybrid war, News, Russia, transatlantic relations|

Germany's foreign minister called for the European Union to become a more self-confident global actor, prepared to take counter-measures when the United States crosses "red lines" and able to respond to Russian threats and Chinese growth.

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Spain’s navy wants big role in post-Brexit European defence

By |april 30th, 2018|Brexit, EU defence, Federica Mogherini, Italy, María Dolores de Cospedal, News, Operation Atalanta, piracy, Somalia, Spain|

With naval power Britain at the EU's exit door, Spain has gone on the offensive to be the next major player defending European shores.

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