Borrell condemns Russian nuclear warheads in Belarus

Brussels 26.05.2023 Belarus: Statement by the High Representative on the announced transfer of Russian nuclear warheads to Belarus: Belarus: Statement by the High Representative on the announced transfer of Russian nuclear warheads to Belarushttps://t.co/9ltGy3qelP — European External Action Service – EEAS 🇪🇺 (@eu_eeas) May 26, 2023 “The European Union condemns the agreement by Russia and…

Ukraine:  €10 bn of military support via European Peace Facility

Brussels 23.02.2023 “We will continue discussing about [Russia’s] war in Ukraine with the Ministers of Defence” said the EU top diplomat, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council, Defence. ❗ NOW available: background brief ahead of the Foreign Affairs (Trade) Council, 25 May 2023…

Madrid Summit transforms NATO

Madrid 28.06.2022 “The Madrid Summit will be a pivotal Summit. We will agree a new Strategic Concept, the Madrid Strategic Concept, that will be the blueprint for NATO in a more dangerous and unpredictable world” said the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, while opening the historic NATO Summit in Madrid together with the Prime Minister…

Borrell welcomes Denmark EU defence prospect

Brussels 01.06.2022 “I welcome the outcome of the referendum held in Denmark yesterday. The Danish people have spoken. They have decided to abolish the 30-year-old opt-out clause related to EU defence. This is a historic decision that will allow Denmark to participate fully in the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)” reads the Statement…

Biden vows to defend Taiwan

Brussels 23.05.2022 President Biden indicated at a news conference in Japan that he would use military force to defend Taiwan in case it ever attacked by China, dispensing with the “strategic ambiguity” traditionally favored by American presidents, and drawing a firmer line at a time of rising tensions in the region. Analysis: Biden's Taiwan remarks…

EU Defence ministers convene in Brussels

Brussels 17.05.2022 The EU Defence Ministers convene in Brussels to discuss the implementation of the Strategic Compass with a focus on the future of CSDP missions and operations. The Strategic Compass provides a shared assessment of the strategic environment in which the EU is operating and of the threats and challenges the Union faces. The…

Finland joins NATO without delay

Brussels 12.04.2022 Finland announced it would apply to join NATO “without delay”, with Sweden expected to follow suit, suggesting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will bring about the very expansion of the Western military alliance that Vladimir Putin attempted to prevent. Joint statement by the President of the Republic and Prime Minister of Finland on Finland's…

EU focus on Strategic Compass

Brussels 21.03.2022 “Today is going to be a very long day. We are going to have a joint meeting with the Defence Ministers in order to approve – I hope – the Strategic Compass. Which is not the answer to the Ukrainian war, but it is part of the answer. We have been working on…

Leyen supports Europe defence Union

Brussels 07.01.2022 “…We agree that there is a need for a genuine Defence Union” the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said, while attending event the EU event in Paris, hosted by President Macron. “A Defence Union that prepares us for new threats in the future. For example, the next hybrid attack,…

EU needs more “European Defence”

Brussels 02.09.2021 “Today, we are going to have a meeting that will be dominated by the events in Afghanistan. Afghanistan will be the backdrop of our discussions today” said the High Representative Josep Borrell upon arrival to Informal meeting of EU Defence Ministers. Need for more #EUDefence has never been so evident. Not only to…