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European defence cooperation: New impetus needed

The December 2013 European Council summit is due to debate the EU’s security and defence policy. Many expect the summit to give renewed impetus to European defence, as economic austerity has had a severe impact on the defence budgets and military capabilities of EU Member States (MS). Moreover, the EU’s future ability to protect its … Continue reading

EU arms exports: Member States’ compliance with the common rules

The European Union (EU) is the only regional organisation to have set up a legally binding arrangement on conventional arms exports. The common position agreed by EU Member States in 2008 sets out common rules and minimum standards to be followed by national authorities when granting export licences for military equipment and technology. It defines … Continue reading

EU-Norway cooperation in the area of foreign policy and defence

The paradox of Norway’s “Inside, outside” approach towards the EU is particularly apparent in the areas of foreign policy and defence. Increasingly aware of its limited influence on EU policy formulation, Norway has adopted a proactive and participative approach to avoid marginal-isation. Norway’s foreign policy is aligned with the majority of EU foreign policy declaration … Continue reading

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