Aschbacher: space is essential

Brussels 23.01.2023 In today’s online digital society the threats of cyberattacks are real, and the results can be seriously damaging. The space industry provides security services to the clients in Europe and North America for over a decade, and its effectiveness should not be underestimated, the ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher said, while addressing press…

Borrell: space is strategic domain

Brussels 24.01.2023 “The purpose of my intervention is to highlight the current geopolitical context of space, its relevance for the security and defence perspective” the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell said, while addressing the 15th European Space Conference “Securing the future of Europe in space”, taking place in Brussels, January 24-25, 2023. đź”´ LIVE |…

Sweden leads EU Council Presidency

Brussels 01.01.2023 On 1 January 2023, Sweden took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Czechia. Security, competitiveness, green and energy transitions, democratic values and the rule of law – these are the priorities of the Presidency for the coming six months. Congratulations to 🇸🇪 Sweden on its Presidency of the…

EU diplomacy sidelined Yemen conflict

At present there is a visible diplomatic apathy in the EU, regarding the protracted Yemen conflict, blaming on too many foreign actors, stirring the ongoing feud, which have already degraded into proxy war through involvement of multiple external players, supplying belligerent parties with weapons. However the revenues of arms exporters, namely the Europeans. are not…

Merkel wishes Brexit on “good terms”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said  she wanted the UK and the European Union to part on good terms. “I care now that we and Britain divorce in a good process so that afterwards we can still work closely together in the areas where we must cooperate – on defense, on domestic security, on policing, on…

NATO continues to support Afghanistan

At NATO Summit the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg reaffirmed the Alliance long-term commitment to Afghan government, advising, assisting the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces,. “We will continue our assistance by extending our financial sustainment of the Afghan forces thought 2024, and by pleading to fill standing shortfalls, especially in priority areas”, –…

Europe strengthens its security

“Europe must take greater responsibility for its own security and underpin its role as a credible and reliable actor and partner in the area of security and defence. The Union is therefore taking steps to bolster European defence, by enhancing defence investment, capability development and operational readiness. These initiatives enhance its strategic autonomy while complementing…

MEPs: No military tasks for EU security compaines

Private companies are increasingly used by European countries and the EU to provide security and military services in missions abroad. However, military tasks and the protection of civilians are heavy responsibilities and if something goes wrong it can have fatal consequences. Parliament’s foreign affairs committee has drafted rules to increase the accountability of private security…

UK to fortify Europe "unconditionally"

Britain’s contribution to European security is “historic,” and  “unconditional”, the UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said in an interview to ‘Le Figaro’ newspaper, denying the circulating information about the UK government hint on reduction of co-operation in case there will be no Brexit deal. Prime Minister Theresa May wrote in a ‘Brexit’ letter to the…

EU congratulates Farmajo

“We congratulate Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo on his election as President of the Federal Republic of Somalia”, – said in a joint statement the EU top diplomat  Federica Mogherini and Commissioners Neven Mimica and Christos Stylianides following the Presidential election in Somalia. “The new President will face among others the rightful expectations of the Somali population of…