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France defence deal intact despite EU row, says Hague

France defence deal intact despite EU row, says Hague

Britain said on Sunday that a defence pact signed with France a year ago under which the two countries would would share aircraft carriers is still intact despite last week’s EU summit farrago. After British Prime Minister David Cameron on […]


Austerity endangers Europe’s military ambitions

Austerity endangers Europe’s military ambitions

Years of austerity are stifling Europe’s defence ambitions: anti-piracy warships are lacking off Somalia, riot police are stretched in Kosovo and not one EU military doctor can be found to go to Uganda. Drastic cuts in defence spending over the […]


Russia activates missile warning system near EU

Russia activates missile warning system near EU

Russia on Tuesday activated a radar warning system against incoming missiles in its exclave of Kaliningrad on the borders of the EU, in response to Western plans for a US missile shield in Europe. President Dmitry Medvedev announced that the […]


EU & US Conduct Readiness Tests for Cyber Attacks

EU & US Conduct Readiness Tests for Cyber Attacks

The first test of trans-Atlantic responses to cyber incidents, including cyber-attacks, took place in Brussels today. Experts from the US Government joined counterparts from EU Member States to simulate how cyber security authorities on both sides of the Atlantic would […]


Sarkozy ‘sick’ of Cameron’s EU interference: reports

Sarkozy ‘sick’ of Cameron’s EU interference: reports

French President Nicolas Sarkozy launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister David Cameron at Sunday’s EU summit, saying he was “sick of him telling us what to do,” Britain’s press reported. During talks in Brussels to resolve the eurozone debt […]


Iran offers full nuclear supervision if sanctions lifted

Iran offers full nuclear supervision if sanctions lifted

Iran offered on Monday to grant the UN nuclear watchdog “full supervision” of its atomic programme for five years if sanctions are lifted, as the EU insisted Tehran first meet its international obligations. “We have proposed that the agency keep […]


France, Germany, Poland back permanent EU military HQ

France, Germany, Poland back permanent EU military HQ

France, Germany and Poland want the idea of a permanent European Union military headquarters in Brussels to be pursued despite British opposition, their foreign ministers said Monday. The ministers issued a joint statement after EU foreign and security policy chief […]


Challenges for European Defense Budgets after the Economic Crisis

Challenges for European Defense Budgets after the Economic Crisis

In Europe, some of the most dangerous effects of the 2008 financial and economic crisis have not yet been fully understood. For almost three years, the focus has been on the financial sector, the job market, and the stability of […]


EU defence ambitions stuck in no-man’s land

EU defence ambitions stuck in no-man’s land

Europe’s grand defence project, already wounded by divisions over Libya, is stuck in a political no-man’s land as Polish ambitions to revive it face indifference among allies. Poland had signaled for months that breathing new life into European Union defence […]


 
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