The European Union has shown significant progress in strengthening cooperation in the area of security and defence these last weeks. Macron’s willingness to push initiatives such as the European military intervention force, which was signed by 9 countries, the Permanent Structured Cooperation on security and
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%
The European Defence Agency (EDA) has published three calls for proposals for the EU’s Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR). It includes 3 topics:
European high-performance, trustable (re)configurable system-on-a-chip or system-in-package components for defence applications;
European high power laser effector;
Strategic technology foresight, tackling the issue of the
During the press conference after the Foreign Affairs Council on defense issues, the High representative expressed her enthusiasm « it is a historic moment. The Ministers will take first formal decisions on the projects for Permanent Structured Cooperation ».
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.