PSDC crisis management

The Belgian battlegroup in pictures today. In action tomorrow?

(credit: Belgian army)
(credit: Belgian army)

(BRUXELLES2) In certain cinemas in Belgium, we can discover for several days between the advertisement for chocolate or a soda drink, this clip produced by the Belgian army to explain its commitment… in the battlegroups in the second half of 2014. With this slogan “International and reliable defense, EuropeanUnionBattleGroup 2014”. Campaign supplemented by posters in stations, notably at the Gare du Midi. This is rather rare and deserves to be noted. See it on our YouTube channel

At a time when battlegroups are criticized, and discretion is required, it is also courageous. Let us hope that this rapid reaction force of the European Union, which has for the moment remained “in the garage” for both political and financial reasons, will be able to emerge from the shadows and finally exercise its role: ensuring security operations. “light” peacekeeping or stabilization.


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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