On 13th November, the EU Trade Commissioner Cecila Malmström delivered a speech in Washington on global common challenges with the United States in the context of investigations and safeguard measures on EU steel imports. The European Commissioner stressed the need to recast the World Trade
Time passing, and more and more little shiny details come to the surface about the biased procedure by which the tender was awarded to Lockheed Martin for the new Belgian fighter jets.
Here is a good example given by the Brussels Times :
Europe’s defence policy, long overshadowed
It was announced in the past ten days that the German shipbuilder TKMS, a member of the ThyssenKrupp group, had signed a major contract with Egypt for the sale of 4 (+2) MEKO 200 class frigates. The announcement came from the TKMS CEO, simultaneously declaring
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.
At a time when the UK is leaving the UE and the U.S.A threatening to loosen, if not untie, the NATO links on the ground of poor financing by the European members, Defence Chronicles found it appropriate to launch a readers think tank on the identification
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).
On Monday 17th September, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed to forge a demilitarized zone between rebels and Syrian government forces in Syria's Idlib region but the implementation is complicated.
Spain & Saudi Arabia: first, a story of kings and money
The recent Saudi contract of Navantia did not fall from the sky: it is only part of a larger story featuring the Spanish and the Saudi kings.
Here is the background to understand the €1.8Bn contract