EU Defense (Doctrine)

Open to the East, to Russia

(BRUSSELS2) Poland, an eastern neighborhood requires, would like to open if not a structured partnership at least discussions with Russia, Ukraine or Moldova (there seems to be little interest in this country). The idea is to " start with uncontroversial ideas », such as education, training. Opening the European Security and Defense College to these countries would be a “good option”. It is also a question of encouraging certain countries to participate in EU operations, possibly by providing them with support or cooperation for this purpose. Last subject, a bit complex and very political: support for the reform of the security forces. A conference of experts from the Ministries of Defense will take place on the subject in September.

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).

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