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  • Bie?kowska launches high-level defence research group

    News | Global Europe 31-03-2015

    On Monday (30 March), El?bieta Bie?kowska , Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, launched a new high-level group to advise the EU on how it can support research on a future defence union.

  • Juncker: NATO is not enough, EU needs an army

    News | Global Europe 09-03-2015

    The European Union needs its own army to face up to Russia and other threats, as well as to restore the bloc's standing around the world, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told a German newspaper yesterday (8 March).

  • Juncker appoints former rival Barnier as security advisor

    News | Security 18-02-2015

    France's former Internal Market Commissioner is on his way back to Brussels in the guise of Jean-Claude Juncker's new special advisor on defence and security. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Hard truths about Europe’s soft power

    Opinion | Global Europe 18-07-2014

    Nick Witney is a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and was the first chief executive of the European Defense Agency.

  • Merkel: The door remains open for Ukraine

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 20-12-2013

    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for the last EU summit of the year, german Chancellor Angela Merkel said that recent development in Ukraine 'it fills us with great respect', referring to the thousands of Ukrainians that braved freezing temperatures in Kiev to protest against President Viktor Yanukovich's government.

  • MEPs assess December 2013 EU Summit

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 20-12-2013

    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for the last EU summit of the year, MEPs gave their assessment on the discussions from the meeting. Heads of state and government are meeting in Brussels on 19 and 20 December to discuss issues such as security and defense and the economic and monetary union.

  • Barroso: ‘This is the beginning of the end of bank bailouts’

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 20-12-2013

    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for the last EU summit of the year, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso welcomed the political agreement reached by EU finance ministers on the Banking Union plan, adding that 'it was supported politically by the European Council'. 'While the Commission would have preferred the system based fully on the community approach, we welcome the important progress made by the Council. It is a sound basis for the negotiations with the European Parliament.' Barroso said.

  • NATO’s chief: ‘Europe should develop military capabilities’

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 19-12-2013

    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for the last EU summit of the year, NATO's Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that Europe should develop 'military capabilities', including 'observation drones, air to air refueling and heavy transport'.
    'This is not about creating a European army, this is about making sure that the countries in Europe are strong and capable so that they can contribute to crisis management', he added.

  • Schulz: Ukraine’s long-term strategy should lie with the EU

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 19-12-2013

    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for the last EU summit of the year, European Parliament president Martin Schulz said in a press conference that Kiev's decision to side with Russia is a 'short-term' choice. 'The doors should be opened for Ukraine', Schulz added.

  • December 2013 EU Council Summit – Group photo

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 19-12-2013

    Heads of state and government are meeting in Brussels on 19 and 20 December for a European Council summit. Security and defence and the economic and monetary union are the main topics on the agenda.

  • Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy asked to show accreditation when entering EU Council

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 19-12-2013

    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for the last EU summit of the year, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was asked to show his accreditation when entering the EU Council building.
    Heads of state and government are meeting in Brussels on 19 and 20 December for a European Council summit. Security and defence and the economic and monetary union are the main topics on the agenda.

  • Herman Van Rompuy: 2013 has been a year of progress

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 19-12-2013

    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for the last EU summit of the year, EU Council president Herman Van Rompuy said that '2013 has been a year of progress and hard work is starting to pay off'.
    Heads of state and government are meeting in Brussels on 19 and 20 December for a European Council summit. Security and defence and the economic and monetary union are the main topics on the agenda. 

  • NATO’s chief: We need to boost Europe’s military force

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 19-12-2013

    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for the last EU summit of the year, NATO's Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that Europe need a 'stronger defence'. 'If European nations invest more in military capabilities, they could make stronger contributions to NATO.”, Rasmussen added.
    Heads of state and government are meeting in Brussels on 19 and 20 December for a European Council summit. Security and defence and the economic and monetary union are the main topics on the agenda.

  • Irish PM linked to EU’s top job

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 19-12-2013

    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for the last EU summit of the year, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny commented on the speculation that he might be running for the position of president of the European Commission or the European Council.
    Kenny also said that EU leaders have made 'significant progress' on the baking union deal.

  • François Hollande arrives at the December 2013 EU Summit

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 19-12-2013

    Heads of state and government are meeting in Brussels on 19 and 20 December for a European Council summit. Security and defence and the economic and monetary union are the main topics on the agenda. 

  • Cameron: EU should not have an army

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 19-12-2013

    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for the last EU summit of the year, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said that while EU countries should cooperate on defence matters, Europe should not have 'capabilities, armies or air forces'.
    The December EU Council Summit will have security and defence and the economic and monetary union as the main topics on the agenda.

  • Defence chief: ‘Cyber is becoming a priority’

    Interview | Digital 13-12-2013

    Europe's member states have various levels of preparedness against cyber attacks, warns the director of the EU agency dealing with cooperation in defence issues.

  • French MPs seek to outline European defence strategy

    News | Trade & Society 12-12-2013

    The president of the foreign affairs committee of the French Parliament has drafted a report urging the EU members states to pool resources for military capacities and help build a single EU defence policy.

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