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.
Over the past fifty years, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) has traditionally reflected the current state of world military affairs. On 16th and 17th February, the 54th Munich Security Conference took place with 450 senior decision-makers from around the globe to discuss current and future security
When the Secretary General of Nato, Jens Stoltenberg, visits Sweden, the same questions are on everyone’s lips: could Sweden become a member of the alliance? In case of conflict, could NATO assist Sweden?
French President Emmanuel Macron met British Prime Minister Theresa May at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the English county of Berkshire on 18th January for the 35th Anglo-French summit. This summit came as Britain tries to strengthen bilateral ties before leaving the European Union
Last year marked the revival of the long-standing idea of a Defence Europe. Member States have taken decisive steps towards more efficiency and self-sufficiency in defense. In this context, and with more legislative proposals under way, 2018 will surely be busier, maybe more ambitious?
On 5 December, NATO Foreign Ministers, High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini, as well as colleagues from Finland and Sweden, gathered to discuss the NATO-EU relationship and European Defence in light of the future Brussels Summit in July 2018.