Martin Michelot, Deputy Director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy in Prague, analyses the Visegrád group’s agenda for European defence, noting that the establishment of the EU’s Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) offers an important role for small and mid-size member states in future PESCO initiatives. This presents a potential new opportunity for the Visegrád Four (V4).
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Stefano Stefanini, Italy’s former Ambassador to NATO, argues that the new Five Star-League Italian government will soon be faced with stark foreign policy choices. Although the government will likely remain anchored to NATO and will quickly learn it cannot ‘have it all’, the coalition could cause significant disruption to EU policy through populist stances on migration or Russia sanctions.
The ELN policy brief “European Strategic Autonomy: Stop Talking, Start Planning” mentioned in the Washington Post.
ELN Policy Fellow Alice Billon-Galland participates in the GLOBSEC 2018 Young Leaders Forum in Bratislava
Alice Billon-Galland will take part in the cyber security policy working group.
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.
ELN Senior Associate Fellow Nicholas Williams argues that, even if the EU’s military function in Bosnia has evolved from a deterrent to a reassurance role, the military presence could at some stage become an obstacle to progress towards EU membership.