Last week, on a French radio station, French President Emmanuel Macron spoke about the need to create a "real European army" to handle the Russian threat and to emancipate Europe from its dependence on the US.
Last September, Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, announced major senior appointments in the European Union External Action Service (EEAS).
The Commission proposed this week its budget for the 2021-2027 period, which is supposed to align the Union's budget to the political priorities. The Commission proposes a long-term budget of €1.135 billion in commitments over the period from 2021 to 2027, equivalent to 1.11%
With political instability and populism rising across Europe, the formation of this new coalition government in Germany led to great hope and expectations, particularly on the defence and security matters.
What is the security dimension of climate change? Experts were invited by the European Parliament a few days ago and had the opportunity to express some ideas and recommendations. All of them used the same expression: climate change acts as/is a multiplier.