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
Urmas Paet MEP
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Rapporteur Report on European Defence Union
Hans van Baalen MEP
ALDE Party President