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USA launches lobbying operation to undermine European Defense Fund

USA launches lobbying operation to undermine European Defense Fund

(B2 – exclusive) The Americans have deployed a discreet but very offensive lobbying campaign in all institutional directions: MEPs, the European Commission, the Member States … Target: European Defense Fund The maneuver may seem late. It is more subtle than the previous ones. The Americans are no longer openly and publicly challenging European efforts, the(…)

Central African Republic failures loom large over EU defence summit

(BRUXELLES2 – english) – The conflict in the Central African Republic could have presented an opportunity for governments to pool defence resources but the issue has hardly been raised at the EU level. Leaders are meeting in Brussels today (19 December) to discuss defence and security. EU leaders are discuss pooling resources in security in defence during(…)

A battlegroup for Central Africa? When Cathy says “stop!”

A battlegroup for Central Africa? When Cathy says “stop!”

(BRUXELLES2, exclusive – traduction en anglais de l’article paru en français le 13.12) According to our corroborating information, the preparation of the deployment of the European Union Rapid Reaction Force to Central Africa has been stopped dead in its tracks on orders from… the EU High Representative, Catherine Ashton. Stop the slaughter? That can wait!(…)

EU must reflect on Russian checkmate

(Published 26 November 2013 with Euractiv) (B2) The upcoming Eastern partnership summit in Vilnius will have to settle for a much less ambitious agenda than initially anticipated after Ukraine turned its back on an association agreement and free trade pact with the EU Out of the four countries with which the EU hoped to sign a(…)