To be published ! ‘The European defense toolbox’ (98 p.)

The European defense policy: its advances, its difficulties, its strengths and failures, explained step by step …

Key questions to understand the Europe of tomorrow

Does European defense have a future? Is NATO obsolete? What does strategic autonomy mean? What will the defense Fund, the new Peace Facility, be used for? Where are the European soldiers deployed? Are battlegroups outdated? Will a European HQ see the light of day? How much do NATO countries spend for defense? …

A book to read from cover to cover… or by section

Written by the editorial team of B2, this book outlines the latest developments in European defense policy: from doctrine to missions and operations, from institutions, political leaders, to financial and industrial cooperation instruments … no less than 50 themes are covered.

“Despite a (health) crisis of unprecedented magnitude, this book confirms that we have not picked up the foot in the field of defense at European level ” explains Josep Borrell, High Representative of the Union (the head of the European diplomacy), which signs the preface.

“We wanted to unravel all the novelties without concessions …”, explains Nicolas Gros-Verheyde, co-author of the book and editor-in-chief of the online media B2. “But keeping what makes the asset of a website including accessibility and the possibility of targeting your search.

A complete overview

To read in addition to the daily news feed developed by B2, the leading online media on geopolitical Europe, and to the handbook on ‘The common European security and defense policy’ (500 pages, 2017, Editions du Villard).

An essential reading for understanding European current challenges.

Publication : May 25th 2021Price : 10 euros98 pages

Editions du Villard, PDF Format

Authors : Nicolas Gros-Verheyde, with Leonor Hubaut, Aurélie Pugnet, Emmanuelle Stroesser. Foreword : Josep Borrell. Afterword : André Dumoulin.

About B2-Brussels 2. Created in 2008 by Nicolas Gros-Verheyde (former auditor at IHEDN, Sud-Ouest correspondent with the EU and NATO), B2-Bruxelles2 is the only French-speaking media dedicated to geopolitical Europe. It offers three editions: a free access blog, a professional B2 Pro site (members and subscribers) and an educational edition. As an online media, it is approved 'political and general information' by the CPPAP (France). B2 has produced more than 16,000 articles and has more than 10,000 daily readers in France, Europe and throughout the world. It employs four professional journalists and is supported by an association (France - loi 1901).

Nicolas Gros-Verheyde

Rédacteur en chef du site B2. Diplômé en droit européen de l'université Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne et auditeur 65e session IHEDN (Institut des hautes études de la défense nationale. Journaliste depuis 1989, fonde B2 - Bruxelles2 en 2008. Correspondant UE/OTAN à Bruxelles pour Sud-Ouest (auparavant Ouest-France et France-Soir).