Borrell: on ‘tectonic shift’

Brussels 11.05.2023 The European Union Military Committee (EUMC) convenes on 11 May 2023 at the level of EU Chiefs of Defence (CHODs). The meeting is presided by General Robert Brieger, the EUMC Chair.

The Committee will discuss the state of play of key military objectives and work strands of the Strategic Compass implementation, including the EU Rapid Deployment Capacity, Military Planning and Conduct Capability, EU C2, EU support for Ukraine, including current activities and longer-term sustainability, and the lessons learned from Ukraine on joint procurement. The future of EU military missions and the role of strategic communications in their support will also be discussed.

Following the opening statement by the High Representative, Josep Borrell, dedicated sessions will be attended by representatives of the EU institutions and several partner organisations and countries, including the European External Action Service, the European Commission, the European Defence Agency, European Union Military Staff, NATO and Norway, Bosnia Herzegovina, Georgia, Serbia and Vietnam.

For the session dedicated to Ukraine, the CHODs look forward to welcoming the participation via videoconference of Lieutenant General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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