SEDE rapporteur: EU badly needs common rules, transparency in arms export

By |maj 29th, 2020|Arms Exports, European Defence Fund, European Peace Facility, France, Germany, Hannah Neumann, News, SEDE Committee|

The EU is currently the second-largest arms supplier in the world, after the US and before Russia, and a new European Parliament report by MEP Hannah Neumann (Greens) is set to urge the Commission and member states to address concerns over the lack of ...

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Europe’s defence budget up in the air amid COVID-19 recovery spending

By |maj 13th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, crisis response, EU budget, European Defence Fund, Josep Borrell, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, permanent structured cooperation|

EU countries should avoid slashing defence spending under pressure from the economic fallout of the coronavirus, the EU’s chief diplomat Joseph Borrell said on Tuesday (13 May), warning that the COVID-19 crisis could spark unforeseen security challenges.

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Europe’s military mobility: latest casualty of EU budget battle

By |februar 25th, 2020|defence and security, EU-NATO cooperation, European Defence Fund, MFF, Military Mobility, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

The Commission's latest budget non-paper threatens to hamper flagship defence initiatives more than previous proposals. It was put forward on Friday (20 February) in an attempt to bridge the growing differences among EU leaders over the bloc's next sev...

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Berlin wants to open Franco-German arms projects for European partners

By |februar 14th, 2020|AKK, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, European defence, European Defence Fund, France, News|

Germany's defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Thursday (13 February) she is willing to open the current Franco-German arms projects to other European partners.

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Berlin wants to open Franco-German arms projects for European partners

By |februar 14th, 2020|AKK, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, European defence, European Defence Fund, France, News|

Germany's defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Thursday (13 February) she is willing to open the current Franco-German arms projects to other European partners.

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Divided EU leaders to hammer out budget at February summit

By |januar 27th, 2020|Charles Michel, cohesion, EU budget 2021-2027, EU summit, European Defence Fund, European Green Deal, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Ursula von der Leyen|

European Union leaders meet next month in Brussels to try to agree a first post-Brexit longterm budget, with divisions over proposed cuts that could undermine defence and climate change ambitions.

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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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