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An Agenda for Progress on European Defence - March 2 2017

The latest rejuvenation of the European defence project underscores more clearly than ever that EU member states will have to make not just financial but political sacrifices if they really want improved security. Money alone will not fix it. Political cohesion and tough prioritisation within the EU’s Global Strategy and Defence Action Plan will be essential at the European Council’s meetings this March and June if the EU is to contribute to better defence for the people of Europe in the face of proliferating security risks and an uncertain US ally. [...]