MPs call for a Anglo-German post-Brexit ‘friendship treaty’

By |februar 3rd, 2020|Brexit, common foreign and security policy, CSDP, European defence industry, Germany, News, Norbert Röttgen, security, Tom Tugendhat, transition period, UK|

A British MP and his German counterpart have called for a post-Brexit “treaty of friendship” between the two countries, as concerns grow in Berlin that relations could turn increasingly hostile over the coming months.

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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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France and Germany ink compromise on arms export rules

By |oktober 17th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Arms Exports, Defence policy, Emmanuel Macron, European defence industry, Franco-German relations, News|

After struggling to find a common line on arms exports, Paris and Berlin reached  a compromise on Wednesday (16 October) during a bilateral ministerial meeting in the French city of Toulouse.

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MEPs concerned with peace should worry about the new ‘Defence Industry & Space’ unit

By |oktober 1st, 2019|DG Defence Industry and Space, European Commission, European defence industry, News, Sylvie Goulard|

At Commissioner-designate Syvie Goulard’s hearing on Wednesday, MEPs should question the over-influence of the arms industry and the impact of the new DG for “Defence Industry & Space” on peace, says Laëtitia Sédou.

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European Defence Fund talks reveal rift over EU’s defence future

By |februar 11th, 2019|European Council, European defence, European Defence Fund, European defence industry, European Parliament, MFF, News, Reinhard Bütikofer, strategic autonomy, trilogue, Zdzisław Krasnodebski|

EU lawmakers failed to seal an agreement on the future of the European Defence Fund (EDF) despite a nine hour negotiation session last week.

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European Defence Fund could be breaching European treaties, legal opinion says

By |december 14th, 2018|European Commission, European Defence Fund, European defence industry, News, security and defence, Strasbourg|

The European Defence Fund (EDF) moved closer to becoming reality this week in Strasbourg when MEPs gave it the green light. However, some uncertainties persist as a legal expert opinion obtained by EURACTIV suggests that establishing the fund could be violating EU law.

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