Armed drones contentious in German disarmament debate

By |maj 13th, 2020|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, armed drones, Bundeswehr, Disarmament, drones, European defence, Germany, Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, News|

Germany has reopened a controversial debate over whether its armed forces should be trusted to operate armed drones. While an agreement seems far off, the debate could soon get a European twist.

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It’s time to vaccinate Europe’s defence budgets

By |april 20th, 2020|burden sharing, defence, EU-NATO, European defence, Nato, News, transatlantic relations|

Europe’s armed forces are rightfully being applauded for their efforts in limiting the disastrous effects of COVID-19, but the test of whether European militaries are truly valued will be measured over the next few years as pressure on defence budgets mount, write Daniel Fiott, Torben Schütz and Marcin Terlikowski.

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Work with Turkey, NATO tells EU amid migrant crisis

By |marec 5th, 2020|EU defence ministers meeting, EU-Turkey, European defence, Gymnich, Migration, Nato, News|

With tensions growing and accusations flying between Turkey and the EU over an escalating migrant crisis, the head of NATO has warned Europe it must find a way to work with "important ally" Ankara.

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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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France kickstarts European mission in the Strait of Hormuz

By |januar 31st, 2020|European defence, News, Strait of Hormuz|

France announced on Thursday (30 January) the beginning of the European Maritime Awareness mission in the Strait of Hormuz (EMASoH), intended to ensure the freedom of navigation in the Gulf while promoting a de-escalation approach with Iran.

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Von der Leyen fails to convince that her Commission is ‘geopolitical’

By |januar 10th, 2020|European defence, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mediterranean, Nato, News, Operation Sophia, Ursula von der Leyen, Von der Leyen Commission|

New European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was put on the spot during her visit to Zagreb on Friday (10 January). Asked how she would prove that her Commission is ‘geopolitical’, given the EU's weak response to growing challenges in the region, von der Leyen failed to provide convincing answers.

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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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EU expands military cooperation with 13 new joint projects

By |november 12th, 2019|CARD, European defence, European Defence Agency, Federica Mogherini, News, pesco|

EU defence ministers on Tuesday (12 November) signed off on the third wave of 13 new proposals under the EU's Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) framework, raising the number of agreed joint military projects to 47 initiatives.

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Europe’s fighter jets of the future on collision course?

By |oktober 28th, 2019|European defence, European jet fighter, F-35, FCAS, News, Tempest|

The European defence market is focused on the Franco-German-Spanish Future Combat Aircraft System (FCAS) and the British-led Tempest fighter project. Pressure is mounting on EU member states to pick sides, can both projects ultimately coexist?

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