The 3rd European defense talks. It's November 4

(B2) What ambition for European defense after the Covid-19 crisis? this is the theme of the third edition of the Interviews, Thursday November 4

A key moment for European defense because they are both a place of exchange and learning, the talks should have taken place in the spring. The Coronavirus crisis decided otherwise. Face-to-face is not possible, they will take place by video-conference. It's not ideal. But the circumstances demand it. The program picked up over an afternoon is no less interesting. Judge!


Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal Market (and in charge of Space and Defence), opens the ban at 14 p.m. sharp normally!

The first panel is devoted to " What geopolitics for the European Union with researchers Pascal Boniface (IRIS), Ulrike Franke (ECFR), Nathalie Tocci (IAI and special advisor to J. Borrell), Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer (German Marshall Fund).

We will then have a good interlude with Jolyon Howorth, from the Harvard Kennedy School, which plays the key role of 'great witness.

The second panel The Union, ultimate hope for European defence? will bring together 'defense' experts Sven Biscop (Egmont) and Jean-Paul Palomeros (former Chief of Staff of the French Air Force and Head of ACT, NATO's Transformation Command ), as well as Ana Gomes (former Portuguese MEP) and Urmas Paet (Estonian MEP and former Defense Minister).

The president of the defense sub-committee of the European Parliament, and former Minister for European Affairs, Nathalie Loiseau (LREM / Renew) will bring up the rear to draw up the paths for the future.

Translation provided in French, English, German

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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).

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