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The CARD on the EU defence table

This Alert looks at the coordinated annual review on defence (‘CARD’) announced at the end of 2016. How could CARD change the way defence cooperation operates in Europe?

Funding EU defence cooperation

Through targeted financial incentives the Commission hopes that the European Defence Fund can help change the rules of the game for European defence cooperation. But how might the Commission structure or modulate it?

European defence cooperation in the second machine age

Defence cooperation in the second machine age may need to evolve and move beyond traditional joint procurement programmes to pertain also to new domains.

The EU and the world: players and policies post-Lisbon

This book is intended to offer interested readers a portrait of how the European Union conducts diplomacy – as well as defence, development and other related policies.

Defence industries in Arab states: players and strategies

This Chaillot Paper analyses how Arab states strive to achieve strategic, economic and symbolic goals through indigenous armaments production, with some countries showing a new determination to become more self-reliant. 

The EU: from comprehensive vision to integrated action

The EU Global Strategy (EUGS) introduced the idea of an ‘integrated approach to conflicts and crises’. This Brief examines the concept of an ‘Integrated approach’, and explains how it differs from the Comprehensive Approach’.

Briefs

  • The economic impact of violence in LAC: implications for the EU

    Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) can be considered to be the most violent region in the world, particularly when measured by homicide levels. Given the high costs of violence in LAC, how can systematic assessments of the economic cost of violence enhance the scope for EU preventive action?

  • Towards San Salvador: where Europe meets Latin America

    This Brief takes a look at the state of play in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in the run-up to the bi-regional EU-CELAC summit in El Salvador in October. What can the Union expect to achieve at the summit? And what kind of partner can CELAC be for the EU?

  • European defence cooperation in the second machine age

    Over the past decades, defence cooperation has helped European countries preserve their security. Defence cooperation in the second machine age may, however, need to evolve and move beyond traditional joint procurement programmes to pertain also to new domains.

Publications

  • Securing the Energy Union: five pillars and five regions

    This Report examines the energy challenges facing the different regions of Europe, investigating shared priorities and common projects, as well as barriers to integration and cooperation. A series of chapters devoted to distinct regions examines what role the Energy Union can play to help address their energy challenges, including those related to energy security and relations with external suppliers.

  • Defence industries in Arab states: players and strategies

    This Chaillot Paper analyses how Arab states strive to achieve strategic, economic and symbolic goals through indigenous armaments production, with some countries in the region showing a new determination to become more self-reliant in this domain. The paper focuses in particular on how efforts undertaken by Arab states to develop national defence technological and industrial bases (DTIBs) entail new relationships with defence suppliers.

  • Recasting EU civilian crisis management

    This Report explores how EU civilian crisis management (CCM) has evolved over the past decade, showing how the concept and activity have been transformed by changes in the international security environment as well as in the EU’s institutional setting. This publication seeks to identify the challenges and the opportunities that these changes present for CCM, and examines inter alia how EU CCM has adapted to the new environment and how it can best serve the Union’s strategic priorities.