Macron calls for ‘European army’ to defend against Russia, US, China

By |november 7th, 2018|Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, EU-NATO, European defence, France, Marine Le Pen, News, pesco, United States, WWI|

French President Emmanuel Macron called on Tuesday (6 November) for a "real European army" to allow the bloc to defend itself against Russia and even the United States, a hugely sensitive idea amongst EU nations which jealously guard their defence.

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Polish expert: Article 7 is now a political matter, not a legal one

By |november 2nd, 2018|Article 7, EU-NATO, European integration, News, Poland, rule of law, security and defence, Three Seas Initiative, Visegrad 4|

Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans should keep away from the strained rule of law dialogue between Brussels and Warsaw, as long as he is running for a seat in the new Commission, says expert Sławomir Dębski. He spoke to EURACTIV.com about Poland's place in Europe, its relations with neighbours and security.

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NATO: Unequal burden-sharing is the downside of American hegemony

By |september 4th, 2018|burden sharing, Donald Trump, EU-NATO, News, United States|

The dominance of the US in NATO is strategically wanted by Washington. Europeans can therefore stay calm in the face of Trump's threats to withdraw from the Alliance and devote themselves to their own priorities instead, Johannes Thimm explains.

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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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Time for a Juncker re-set: The importance of a membership perspective for the Western Balkans

By |april 12th, 2018|EU membership, EU-NATO, EU-Russia relations, News, Russian propaganda, Western Balkans|

To ensure the security and stability of the Western Balkans, the perspective of membership may no longer be enough. The EU should push back against Russian propaganda and engage in smarter outreach. It needs a new, more confident approach, writes Sir Graham Watson.

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German air defence unit put under Dutch control as military ties deepen

By |april 5th, 2018|EU military operations, EU-NATO, European defence, Germany, military budget, Nato, News, security and defence cooperation, The Netherlands|

The German military on Wednesday (4 April) put a short-range air defence unit with about 450 soldiers under Dutch command, further deepening ties between the two NATO allies.

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Baltic states to ask Trump for greater protection from Russia

By |april 3rd, 2018|Baltic countries, Baltic States, Donald Trump, EU-NATO, News, United States|

Baltic state leaders will ask the United States to send more troops and bolster air defences on NATO’s eastern flank to deter Russia when they meet President Donald Trump on Tuesday (3 April), officials said. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, Estonian...

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UK’s tortured approach to EU defence takes new twist

By |marec 30th, 2018|Brexit, common defence, EU defence action plan, EU military operations, EU-NATO, European Defence Agency, News, pesco|

The UK has always had a tortured relationship with the EU’s defence policy ambitions. In 2010, David Cameron’s Conservative party promised to withdraw the UK from the European Defence Agency (EDA), only to backtrack two years later.

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Lavrov: EU, NATO wrong to force ‘West or Russia’ on the Balkans

By |februar 19th, 2018|EU enlargement, EU-NATO, EU-Russia relations, NATO enlargement, News, Sergei Lavrov, Western Balkans|

The European Union is making a regrettable mistake by following NATO's strategy of pushing eastwards and giving the post-communist countries a choice between "West or Russia", Moscow's diplomacy chief Sergei Lavrov told EURACTIV's media partner Beta on...

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US defence chief to press Europeans on military spending

By |februar 14th, 2018|defence spending, EU-NATO, News, United States|

US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis will press European allies on Wednesday (14 February) to stick to a promise to increase military budgets as the United States offers an increase in its own defence spending in Europe.

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