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Europe’s Defense Retrenchment Appears Over, But What Comes Next?

Europe’s Defense Retrenchment Appears Over, But What Comes Next?

Following a prolonged period of budgetary reductions, Europe’s larger defense environment appears to have reached its low threshold. But instead of a marked rebound in investment, the market as a whole will remain largely flat over the near term, according […]


NATO, Russia ‘fundamentally’ differ over Ukraine crisis

NATO, Russia ‘fundamentally’ differ over Ukraine crisis

NATO and Russia had a “very frank” exchange of views on the Ukraine crisis Monday but found no common ground in the first such meeting since Moscow annexed Crimea, officials said. “I can say it was a very frank exchange […]


EU firms help power China’s military rise

EU firms help power China’s military rise

As China boosts its military spending, rattling neighbors over territorial disputes at sea, an AFP investigation shows that European countries have approved billions in transfers of weapons and military-ready technology to the Asian giant. China’s air force relies on French-designed […]


Former Soviet satellites sign joint military pact

Former Soviet satellites sign joint military pact

Four former Soviet satellites in Central Europe signed a military pact Friday to coordinate defence planning and to create a joint combat unit to operate under NATO and EU auspices, in response to the Ukraine crisis. “The current situation in […]


Russia moves nuclear-capable missiles closer to EU

Russia moves nuclear-capable missiles closer to EU

Russia revealed on Monday that its armed forces had moved nuclear-capable Iskander missiles closer to Europe’s borders in response to the US-led deployment of a disputed air defence shield. The advanced version of the Russian missile has a range of […]


Italy becomes first EU state to ratify UN arms treaty

Italy becomes first EU state to ratify UN arms treaty

Italy’s parliament on Wednesday ratified the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty, which is intended to stop arms supplies to countries at war or that abuse human rights. The treaty was adopted by the United Nations in April to regulate the $80 […]


Cyber-savvy Estonia urges EU to rely less on US ‘clouds’

Cyber-savvy Estonia urges EU to rely less on US ‘clouds’

IT hub Estonia on Wednesday urged the European Union to rely less on US firms for “cloud” data storage, amid tensions over claims of US spying and data surveillance. “Recent months have proven once again that it’s very important for […]


Defence giants call for European drone program

Defence giants call for European drone program

Three top European defence firms called Sunday on governments to launch a program to manufacture drones that European countries are currently having to buy from Israel or the United States. France’s Dassault Aviation, European aerospace giant EADS and Italy’s Finmeccanica […]


India probing presence of Swedish arms in Myanmar

India probing presence of Swedish arms in Myanmar

India is investigating how Swedish-made weapons bought by its army turned up in Myanmar, a minister visiting Yangon said Saturday, denying New Delhi had supplied arms in contravention of EU sanctions. Sweden asked India on Thursday to clarify how the […]


 
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