Budget battle hampers EU in space

By |januar 22nd, 2020|Charles Michel, Defence policy, EU budget 2021-2027, EU space policy, European Defence Fund, Josep Borrell, Margrethe Vestager, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Ursula von der Leyen|

With the continuous militarisation of space, EU policymakers have started dropping their opposition to plans linking Europe's civilian space assets with defence elements. But as the political tide is slowly turning, cuts proposed in the EU’s draft budget threaten the new ambition.

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Wind of change in Europe’s defence policy

By |december 26th, 2019|artificial intelligence, China, Defender2020, DG Defence Industry and Space, drones, European defence, European Defence Agency, European Defence Fund, INF Treaty, Jens Stoltenberg, Jorge Domecq, Military Mobility, Nato, New START treaty, News, nuclear weapons, pesco, Russia|

As Europe struggles with financial and political obstacles besetting its joint defence policy efforts, and NATO faces internal rifts and an increasingly assertive Russia and China, here are six issues to watch in Europe's security and defence in 2020.

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Faced with defence budget threats, EU eyes new money sources

By |december 11th, 2019|Alexander Stubb, European Defence Agency, European Defence Fund, european investment bank, Jorge Domecq, News, pesco|

The ongoing EU budget negotiations have revealed the intention to enforce substantial cuts in Europe's external action agenda. This could represent another drawback for the bloc's defence ambitions and will be discussed by EU leaders at a summit on 12-...

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Faced with defence budget threats, EU eyes new money sources

By |december 11th, 2019|Alexander Stubb, European Defence Agency, European Defence Fund, european investment bank, Jorge Domecq, News, pesco|

The ongoing EU budget negotiations have revealed the intention to enforce substantial cuts in Europe's external action agenda. This could represent another drawback for the bloc's defence ambitions and will be discussed by EU leaders at a summit on 12-...

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EDA chief: We need both, strategic autonomy and defence cooperation

By |december 2nd, 2019|EU-NATO, European Defence Agency, European Defence Fund, European defence industry, Jorge Domecq, News, permanent structured cooperation, strategic autonomy, United States|

With all the new types of challenges emerging in Europe, NATO can no longer do the job on its own, which is why Europe has to step up its defence cooperation, Jorge Domecq, who heads the European Defence Agency (EDA), told EURACTIV in his end-of-term i...

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No progress in UN talks on regulating lethal autonomous weapons

By |november 22nd, 2019|China, European Defence Fund, laws, Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, News, pesco, Russia, United Nations, United States|

Attempts to regulate lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWs), often dubbed as “killer robots”, have once again ended in a stalemate as UN talks in November produced few results. Europe, meanwhile, is struggling with its role in the regulation efforts.

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Loiseau: Without arms exports, there won’t be a European defence industry

By |oktober 7th, 2019|Arms Exports, EU space policy, European Defence Fund, Galileo, Nathalie Loiseau, News, SEDE, Subcommittee for Security and Defence|

A newly created Commission department dedicated to the defence and space industries has given new momentum to the EU's defence union project. Nathalie Loiseau, head of the European Parliament’s defence committee, answered questions about where the sector is heading.

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Poland’s double-game on defence matters

By |september 26th, 2019|Airbus, aircraft, defence and security, European Defence Fund, European Union, France, News, pesco, PiS, Poland, Russia, US|

Poland's decision to buy American F-35 aircraft sounds like Warsaw snubbing European projects. However, the EU member state, is also in breach of its commitments, writes Nicholas Gros-Verheyde.

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Von der Leyen assigns defence challenge to France

By |september 11th, 2019|DG Defence Industry and Space, European Defence Fund, News, strategic autonomy, Sylvie Goulard, Ursula von der Leyen|

France's former defence minister, Sylvie Goulard, has been proposed as the EU's internal market Commissioner. But her new portfolio also includes a strengthened European defence file, which analysts say will be her biggest challenge.

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France continues to flourish on EU arms sales market

By |avgust 20th, 2019|Arms Exports, Dassault, European Defence Fund, Florence Parly, France, Gowind, Naval Group, News, permanent structured cooperation|

An increasing number of EU member states is buying weapons 'made in France'. After its exports were high in 2018, France is even expected to top those numbers in 2019. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.

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