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Mogherini’s tarnished legacy

Paradoxically it was the EU’s closest partner, the United States, that has done most to damage Federica Mogherini's legacy as High Representative with a full-scale assault on the EU’s commitment to multilateralism, writes Fraser Cameron.
Security 12-12-2016

Euro Bombs: European Investment Bank to be turned into arms bank?

The EU consistently fails to make crucial public investments in infrastructure, education or healthcare, but seems to have no problem finding the money for military upgrades, writes Fabio de Masi.
Security 26-09-2016

Why European defence research matters

Defence can no longer be looked at simply from a national perspective. European defence is stronger than the sum of its parts and it needs greater cooperation in defence innovation, in cutting-edge capabilities, in research and technology. And it needs to happen now, argues Jorge Domecq.
EU Priorities 2020 01-09-2014

30 August 1954 – 60 years to the day of French delusion

French political leaders have been cultivating for 60 years the myth that they want a stronger Europe, but there is no diplomacy without a credible military arm. It is time to recover control over the means of sovereignty and France now needs to stop deluding itself, writes Stephen Boucher.
Security 18-12-2013

Not flashy but effective: Closer EU co-operation in defence investments

Not all European governments feel ready yet for ambitious joint initiatives in defence, but it would be a missed opportunity if leaders did not use the December European Council to improve the workings of the European defence market, writes Clara Marina O’Donnell.
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