There have been many misconceptions around the European Intervention Initiative (E2I), launched in 2017. Amid a promising start, sticking points are mostly tests for Franco-German cooperation.
After a year of confusion and speculation, the ball is finally rolling for the French-led European Intervention Initiative. But with what goal in mind? Read ELN Policy Fellow Alice Billon-Galland’s conclusions in her latest piece for the Berlin Policy Journal.
ELN Policy Fellow Alice Billon-Galland was quoted in the Washington Post discussing the weak position of Europe’s core leadership after Angela Merkel’s decision to step down as party leader.
With European elections upcoming and the shape of the next Commission unknowable, this report is not an agenda for the years to come but lessons for the next Commission from developments in European defence over the last two years.