NewsFeed n°19

In this week’s NewsFeed, please find our now regular sections : Industries, Operations, and International Relations, jointly with a report from the European Parliament on the 2009 Defence Package and a planned investment from the Commission on security and new technologies. The EU Parliament publishes an implementation report on Defence Read more…

NewsFeed n° 18

One year after: the armies in the fight against coronavirus One year ago, the European countries started taking strong and restrictive measures to stop the spreading of SARS-Cov2. Some also engaged their armies, in various ways. In France, the armies’ contribution is even an operation, called operation “Résilience”, focused on Read more…

NewsFeed n°17

International Women’s Day: Women proportion of European armed forces For the International Women’s Day, here is below the percentage of women soldiers in the European armies. This amount is increasing in several countries, as more and more positions and units open for women recruitment. Nota: no figures for Finland, Norway Read more…

NewsFeed nº16

Munich Security Conference – Special Edition – Beyond Westlessness As the pandemic disrupted the traditional Munich Security Conference, an informal and independent congress on Security usually gathering very senior figures, the forecasted opening was replaced by a special virtual edition. This live broadcast was titled « Beyond Westlessness: Renewing transatlantic cooperation, Meeting global challenges » Read more…

NewsFeed nº15

Franco-German Defence and Security Council A few days after the second anniversary of the 2019 Aachen Treaty, the Franco-German Defence and Security Council was held virtually at Berlin’s invitation. Instituted since 1988 by an additional protocol to the 1963 Elysée Treaty, it gathers heads of State and Government as well Read more…

NewsFeed n°14

Germany’s presidency of the Council of the European Union ended After 6 months of presidency, Germany gives, as expected, its place to Portugal. She had taken over the reins of the Council of Europe this summer, in the midst of the Corona Virus crisis, and included a major economic recovery Read more…

NewsFeed n°13

Next generation French aircraft carrier’s characteristics unveiled French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled the main characteristics of the next generation French aircraft carrier (PANG – Porte-Avion Nouvelle Génération). The main entry parameters for its design were the Next Generation Fighter’s constraints 10 tons heavier than today’s Rafale. Destined to replace the Read more…

News Feed nº12

First publication of the Coordinated Annual Review on Defence (CARD)    The first CARD has been published by the European Defence Agency on November 20th. The CARD is a disposition meant to provide a picture of the EU Defence landscape, to analyse defence planning and development. It concludes with tailored collaboration Read more…

News Feed nº11

Official reaction from EU to the US elections  Saluting Joe Biden recent election for the American presidency, J. Borrell, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the EU Commission, underlined the opportunity it constitutes to rebuild EU-US relations.  However, he states that “The world needs a US Read more…

News Feed nº10

European External Action Service launches a Arm Export Database  The European External Action Service has launched, on October 26th, an online database named COARM on arms exports from member states.  It currently covers the period-2013-2019, but is aimed to be updated every year based on the annual report on arms exports supervised by the council and Read more…