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Another perfect storm for European defence – but can the Union really make strength?

Another perfect storm for European defence – but can the Union really make strength?

European Policy Centre
European Policy Centre

On 14 November, the EU adopted the Conclusions on Implementing the EU Global Strategy in the area of Security and Defence. Although a major breakthrough in the CSDP is unlikely to materialise in the immediate future, the conclusions still provide an encouraging step in the long-term process of defence integration and wider strategic convergence across Europe. Pragmatically investing in a stronger European defence posture, including via the EU, would represent a forward-looking decision in an international environment marked by the enduring relevance of military might.