News Blog

The excluded and confidential of B2 this week

(B2) Published on B2 Pro the last days

The European Peace Facility will be replenished. An agreement emerges between the 27. The discussion, the terms of an agreement. All the numbers and talking points.

The President of the European Parliament's Defense Sub-Committee Nathalie Loiseau won a victory by obtaining equal treatment with the Industry Committee. Consequence: the examination of EDIRPA, the fund of the European Union for the common purchase of defense equipment can finally begin in the European Parliament.

Sweden in the starting blocks. With Stockholm taking up the presidency of the Council of the EU just days away, it is interesting to see what they think. In fact, if you listen carefully to Pål Jonson, Sweden is rethinking its defense in conjunction with NATO.

What impact for European sanctions against Russia? How does the European Commission assess the damage caused, the consequences on trade relations? On what criteria are the sectors to be targeted chosen? What about dual use, alternatives for the Russians, bypasses? All the details.

How is Europe reconfiguring its EUTM and EUCAP missions in Somalia as the departure of African peacekeeping troops approaches by the end of 2024 and Somalia regains control of its own security?

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).