Europeans need to think more systemically about capability development and combine NATO and EU efforts. The institutions fundamentally approach capabilities in different ways: NATO is interested in capabilities that caters to its operations while the EU considers capabilities a member state...
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In this first piece in the series on the German elections, former ELN Research Fellow Julia Himmrich highlights the key contentious issues for future German defence policy.
EU and NATO need to stay engaged in the Western Balkans. They should also heed the warnings on supporting so-called ‘stabilocracies’ and priorities real resilience instead.
Building on consultations with officials a new ELN report assesses the progress made since the 2016 EU-NATO Joint Declaration. It takes two key areas as case studies: exercising and capacity building, through which it identifies achievable opportunities for further EU-NATO cooperation.