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The “Weimar” paper soon to be adopted by the 27

(Exclusive) The foreign affairs ministers of the “27” should adopt conclusions on January 31 adopting the content of the Franco-German-Polish letter, known as “Weimar”, in matters of Defense Europe, and especially of sharing and pooling of military capabilities. The COPS, the Political and Security Committee, endorsed the principle on Friday, also asking the High Representative to welcome this letter. Which should be done quickly.

The CMPD, the civil-military planning structure, will be tasked, quickly, with the help of the European Defense Agency and the Military Staff, to submit a timetable with several stages. The EU military committee, along with these three other bodies, was tasked with providing member states with their analysis of the means they are prepared to delegate, those they are prepared to share, and those that they They want to keep their own (according to the classification in three categories defined at the meeting of December 9). The objective of the 27 is to go quickly. They therefore wish to be able to make decisions at the Council of Defense Ministers in May. This subject will be discussed, in the meantime, during the informal council in Budapest and Godollo at the end of February.

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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).