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State of the Union 2016

On 14 September 2016, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, gave his yearly State of the Union address in the European Parliament. Juncker pointed out it was high time for the EU to honestly assess its situation, shedding light on different problems the Union is facing but also …

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French and German Ministers of Defence Present Plan For More European Cooperation

The French Minister of Defence, Jean-Yves Le Drian, and his German counterpart, Ursula von der Leyen, drafted a plan for a “European Defence Union”, media reported on Monday, 12 September 2016. The plan, which was presented to their European colleagues and the European External Action Service, will be discussed during …

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Preparing for the next step!

Those who thought that the summer 2016 would only be remembered for the beforehand much discussed Olympic Games in Rio lost their bet! Sport events were all-over the news during the past months: The European football championship in France, the Tour de France, the Olympics in Rio and several other …

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Czech Prime Minister Calls For European Army

On Monday 22 August 2016, the Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka spoke at a gathering of Czech diplomats in Prague where he explained that “the 28-nation trading pact will need to muster a joint military to face intensifying threats including terrorism, a newly aggressive Russia and the unprecedented influx of …

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Italian Ministers Call For Common European Defence

EUROMIL read with great interest the statement of the Italian Prime Minister Mr. Matteo Renzi following the attacks of 22 March in Brussels claimed by the Islamic State group: “Europe must go all the way this time. We must invest in a common security and defence structure”. EUROMIL equally welcomes …

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“We Need a Shared Vision and Common Action!”

It is hard these days to address an issue without, at least briefly, coming back on the outcome of the UK referendum on the European Union, better known as Brexit. Although we will withhold us from writing one more Brexit analysis, we would like to add some reflections to the …

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For an Integrated Defence System in Europe

Abstract – After the French-British summit of Saint-Malo created new military structures of the European Union in December 1998, there were not many updates of European defence structures. At the summit, Mr. Jacques Chirac and Mr. Tony Blair marked the beginning of a policy of security and defence within the …

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10 Recommendations of the Security Jam 2016

The Security Jam 2016 was an online brainstorm, organised by Friends of Europe, which from April 25-28 gathered thousands of experts on security, development and human rights from around the world. The 48 VIPs and close to 2500 participants from 131 countries discussed topics such as fighting terrorism and transnational …

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2016 – Still Young but Already Promising

Although we are still at the beginning of 2016, it looks already promising. Important steps towards the creation of united European armed forces At European level, the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first semester 2016 had a promising start. After only one month, on …

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France invoked “mutual defence clause” for the first time in EU history

For the first time, defence ministers of the 28 member states of the European Union unanimously decided, at their meeting on 17 November 2015, to activate the “mutual defence clause” of the Lisbon Treaty. After the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015, France had invoked article 42.7 of …

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