An EU Space Strategy for Security and Defence to ensure a stronger and more resilient EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission and the High Representative present for the first time a Joint Communication on a European Space Strategy for Security and Defence. Space systems and services in the European Union are crucial for the functioning of our society and economy, as well […]

Sanna Marin: Europe needs strategic autonomy in energy, food, defence and technology

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Addressing MEPs in Strasbourg as part of the “This is Europe” debate series, Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin said that Ukrainians have proven their bravery and endurance and they must win the war – there is no alternative. Europeans must therefore continue supplying […]

Defence: European Commission paves the way for first joint industrial projects under EU budget

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Today, the European Commission formally initiated work with Member States to finance joint industrial projects in the field of defence. Once the Commission adopts the work programme for the European Defence Industrial Development Programme, it will launch calls for proposals under the EU budget […]

EU prolongs economic sanctions on Russia by six months

This story is brought to you in association with the European Union Council Today, 5 July 2018, the Council prolonged economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until 31 January 2019. This decision follows an update from President Macron and Chancellor Merkel to the European Council of 28-29 June 2018 on the state of […]

Permanent structured cooperation (PESCO) on the table of NATO Defense Ministers amid US concerns

NATO Defense Ministers are gathered today in Brussels to discuss the modernization of the NATO Command Structure, NATO-EU cooperation, NATO’s defense posture and its role in providing stability and fighting terrorism. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held a press conference yesterday as a forerunner of the meeting mentioning the issues to be adressed. However, NATO-EU […]

Europe moulds global defense and security chart given US new inward vision

Europe takes very seriously Trump’s rhetoric about limiting US commitment to NATO and Old Continent’s defenses. In view of that, Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, speaking at a conference entitled “The Future of EU-NATO Cooperation“, found a great opportunity to address the dawning US […]

EU security and defence industry prepares positions for ‘producers’ and ‘customers’

The fast track sovereignty concession in the sphere of the economy, that the European Union and more so the Eurozone has recently scheduled for the coming years, with the accomplishment of the European Banking Union, was yesterday mirrored in the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy. The EU leaders who met in Brussels yesterday for […]