After a year of confusion and speculation, the ball is finally rolling for the French-led European Intervention Initiative (E2I). But with what goal in mind? What did the ten countries involved agree on?
ELN Director Sir Adam Thomson and Policy Fellow Alice Billon-Galland argue that a new approach to strategic autonomy is needed to provide a long-term framework to increase Europe’s ability to protect its security interests.
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.
The ELN policy brief “European Strategic Autonomy: Stop Talking, Start Planning” mentioned in the Washington Post.