Jane Kinninmont, the ELN Impact Director, commented on the recent announcement that the UK will have its largest military spending boost in 30 years in 2021. She noted that the proposal has already received criticism, highlighting the problematic placement of British submarines in Scotland. The whole recording (in Slovak) can be found here.
ELN Fellow Alice Billon-Galland leads a discussion with NATO ASG for Defence Investment Camille Grand
ELN Policy Fellow Alice Billon-Galland participated in the Carnegie Europe Summer Academy on European defence industry in Brussels on June 20-21 2019.
The recent call between President Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron has led some to believe that the US administration might be ready to shift its traditional position on EU defence. Max Bergmann, Senior Fellow at American Progress, argues that now is the time for the EU to come up with something tangible for America to get behind.
An increasingly autonomous Europe means the two sides will inevitably face more disagreements. But it is also the opportunity for a more mature transatlantic relationship.