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The European Defence Union 2.0 Warranting the Security of the Community - April 1 2017

By Julien Sassel

The last months have seen an unprecedented flow of declarations by political leaders on European defence. The current pressure from inside and outside Europe is now leading to the renewed proposition of such utopian or long term-focused ambitions. Yet these goals will not be attained if the attention does not shift to the short- and medium-term targets by making use of existing instruments and frameworks and the exploitation of the momentum. This could provide ambitious solutions while remaining realistic. [...]