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European defence core groups. The why, what & how of permanent structured cooperation

By Anne Bakker, Dick Zandee, Margriet Drent (25-11-2016)

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The deteriorating security situation around Europe and the burgeoning messages from Washington that Europe has to take more responsibility for its own security call for a step change in European defence cooperation. So far, progress has been too slow. Read more

After the EU Global Strategy – Consulting the experts – Security and defence

By Jo Coelmont, Sven Biscop (31-10-2016)

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Jo Coelmont and Sven Biscop were among the experts consulted by the EU Institute for Security Studies on the military implications of the EU Global Strategy. Read more

All or Nothing? The EU Global Strategy and Defence Policy after the Brexit

By Sven Biscop (24-10-2016)

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Sven Biscop contributed an article to a special issue of the journal Contemporary Security Policy on the new EU Global Strategy. Among the other articles is a contribution by Dr. Nathalie Tocci, Special Advisor to the High Representative Read more

Avoiding hazardous incidents in the EuroAtlantic area

By Various authors (24-10-2016)

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On 21-22 September, in cooperation with Egmont, the European Leadership Network hosted a workshop in the Egmont Palace on managing hazardous incidents in the Euro-Atlantic area. The workshop, supported by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division, brought together experts from non-governmental institutions (think tanks, academia and retired military officers) from the US and major European countries, including Russia. The report summarizes the discussions and highlights the main conclusions. Read more

The EUGS: Realistic, but not too modest, please

By Jo Coelmont (24-10-2016)

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Jo Coelmont contributed an article to a special issue of the journal The International Spectator on the new EU Global Strategy, as one of a set of reactions to an interview with Dr. Nathalie Tocci, Special Advisor to the High Representative and the main penholder when the new Strategy was being drafted. Read more

The European agenda on migration, one year on. The EU Response to the crisis has produced some results, but will hardly pass another solidarity test

By Fabian Willermain (12-10-2016)

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On 13 May 2015, the European Commission proposed the European Agenda on Migration, a new strategy laying the foundation for the EU and its Member States to address both the immediate and the long-term challenges of managing migration flows effectively and comprehensively, and setting out the need for a common approach to granting Read more

Spearheading European defence

By Anne Bakker, Lennart Landman, Margriet Drent, Sven Biscop (30-09-2016)

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Sven Biscop contributed to a report from Egmont’s sister institute, the Netherlands Institute for International Relations Clingendael, which assesses to what extent the provisions that were introduced with the Lisbon Treaty could contribute to strengthening the CSDP. This includes Articles 42.6 and 46 Read more

The changing global governance landscape: China’s multipronged approach and the EU’s response

By Balazs Ujvari (30-09-2016)

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Disenchanted with the scale and slow pace of reforms in global governance, China has been active in utilising its increased economic  and – by extension – political weight to shape global governance. This article argues that China Read more

Migration – How CSDP can support

By Jochen Rehrl, Sven Biscop (30-09-2016)

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On 13 September, Egmont hosted a conference on the role of CSDP when dealing with migration, co-organized with the Austrian Ministry of Defence and Sports, the Austrian Foreign Ministry, and the European Security and Defence College. Read more

An ambitious defence follow-up for an ambitious EUGS

By Sven Biscop (26-09-2016)

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In a contribution to the latest issue of « Defence Matters », the magazine of the European Defence Agency, Sven Biscop sets out his views on what the EU Global Strategy entails for European defence. Read more