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Securing the future of European defence

26 July 2013
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Faced with growing global volatility, strategic shifts, daunting fiscal realities and declining defence capabilities, Europeans must rethink the political, operational and economic facets of their security and defence commitments. The Communication ‘Towards a more competitive and efficient defence and security sector’, adopted by the European Commission on 24 July, provides an important contribution ahead of the European Council meeting in December which will discuss concrete proposals to bolster the Common Security and Defence Policy.