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Relaunch European defence?

(B2 – archives) Visiting Brussels, Jean-Claude Mallet, the missi dominici French on defense (he chairs the French commission of the White Paper, of reflection on the subject), explained that the “relaunching European defense is an imperative priority, which must be prepared now, in view of the Slovenian and then French presidencies of the EU”In 2008.

« We want an update of the European defense and security policy of 2003” he added, specifying that the exercise undertaken in France (a “White Paper” must be published in March), “cannot be a purely national exercise”. J.-C. Mallet thus met Commissioner Günter Verheugen, responsible for the arms industry, as well as the president of the EU military committee, French general Henri Bentégeat.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).