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
The last three weeks, DefenceChronicles has collected interesting developments in Germany, which all illustrate how inconsistent the Defence issues have gone in Germany.
Inconsistency in the defence procurement
The Federal Government has recently announced that it will pour in more money than in decades buying ships worth more
In a rare public intervention during the ‘Hamburger Messe’, Lürssen, the German subcontractor to the Dutch Damen, has recently deplored the lack of political support from the city Mayor of Hamburg in the fierce competition around the MKS 180 program in these terms : ‘Dort
In a recent article, The Guardian has shed the light on a very fashionable topic inside German naval circles: are the technologies used in Naval surface ships a strategic asset? Is German Naval surface shipbuilding key or not for the Standort Deutschland ?
For the British
Like a thunderbolt in the middle of a hot Summer, German Naval Yards Kiel (GNYK) has achieved a master stroke. On August 3rd, GNYK signed an agreement with Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), where the Naval division of the troubled ThyssenKrupp is its subcontractor for the development and construction of the multi-purpose combat vessel
On July 3rd, the European Defence Agency (EDA) held the 5th policy meeting of the Single European Sky Military Aviation Board (ESMAB) with representatives of the SESAR Joint Undertaking, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), DG MOVE, NATO… What is the Single European Sky? Why
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