Upcoming Event: Liberal Breakfast: European Defense Union – Quo vadis?

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From the threat of terrorism, to far reaching conflicts at Europe’s borders and cyber warfare issues: the EU’s security environment has significantly changed over the last decade. An increased awareness of the lack of military capabilities has led to the acknowledgement by all major European institutions to re-focus on a more effective Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). Is there hope that with the EU global strategy on foreign and security policy the right momentum for a successful European Defence Union has finally arrived?

How can a substantial permanent structured cooperation (PESCO) among Member States work? Is ‘more EU’ in light of current problems even possible? In what way can these policies exist alongside the EU’s NATO commitments?

We invite you to join us and our distinguished guests for a first-hand overview over the Parliamentary report on the European Defence Union and its future implications.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

8.00 – 9.30h

Venue: ALDE Party, Rue d’Idalie 11, 1050 Ixelles

Kindly register at: http://tinyurl.com/gwmxphb

Speakers

Urmas Paet MEP

Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

Rapporteur Report on European Defence Union

Hans van Baalen MEP

ALDE Party President