EU sets out path for ambitious European cooperation in defence and security
EU News 132/2015
Brussels, 08 May 2015
The European Commission and the High Representative have just given new impetus to making Europe a stronger actor in security and defence matters. This is also in line with President Juncker's political guidelines.
Two reports sent to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, published today, summarise progress made in key areas related to Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) as agreed with Heads of State and Government in 2013. The reports highlight that the EU is indeed acting as a facilitator and enabler for defence cooperation to support Member States’ capability development. The EU also adds value by maximising other EU policy tools in areas such as space, research, cyber security or the Single European Sky.
We need to build on progress made in recent years and respond to new challenges.
Since 2013, Europe is confronted with rising security threats, a changing strategic context, and insufficient investment in security and defence capacities.
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