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Britain says it won’t compromise on freedom of navigation in #StraitOfHormuz

Britain says it won’t compromise on freedom of navigation in #StraitOfHormuz

| July 24, 2019

“There cannot be compromise on freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz and Britain can work with the United States on its approach to the issue despite their differing views on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal,” British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (pictured, right) said on Monday, writes Kylie MacLellan. “When it comes to freedom […]

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Defence: EU #EuropeanArmy

Defence: EU #EuropeanArmy

| June 26, 2019

Photo by the European Defence Agency While there is no EU army and defence remains exclusively a matter for member states, the EU has recently taken big steps to boost defence co-operation. Since 2016, there has been significant progress in the area of EU security and defence with several concrete EU initiatives to encourage cooperation […]

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#USEUCOM – US European Command begins Europe exercise series 

#USEUCOM – US European Command begins Europe exercise series 

| May 15, 2019

US European Command (USEUCOM) began its Europe exercise series on 10 May with the start of joint exercise Immediate Response in Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia. Immediate Response, a freedom of movement exercise, is the first of six, long-planned USEUCOM exercises scheduled to occur in Europe between May and September 2019.  USEUCOM’s exercise series brings together […]

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#EuropeanDefenceUnion – New guidance to help member states run joint defence procurements 

#EuropeanDefenceUnion – New guidance to help member states run joint defence procurements 

| May 13, 2019

The European Commission has published guidance on co-operative defence procurement to help member states apply the Defence Procurement Directive (Directive 2009/81/EC) consistently and make use of all the co-operation possibilities it offers. This will facilitate Member States’ participation in collaborative defence projects under the future European Defence Fund and its current precursor programmes. Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship […]

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Fostering defence innovation through #EuropeanDefenceFund

Fostering defence innovation through #EuropeanDefenceFund

| April 23, 2019

The European Parliament has adopted the partial agreement on the EU Defence Fund for 2021-2027, aiming for a more ‘European’ approach to defence. 328 MEPs voted in favour of the partial deal with EU ministers, with 231 against, and 19 abstaining. The EU Defence Fund will foster technological innovation and cooperation in the European defence […]

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#USEUCOM deploys Terminal High Altitude Area Defence #THAAD system to #Israel

#USEUCOM deploys Terminal High Altitude Area Defence #THAAD system to #Israel

| March 5, 2019

At the direction of the Secretary of Defence, US European Command deployed a Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system to Israel in early March as a demonstration of the United States’ continued commitment to Israel’s regional security under the Department of Defence’s Dynamic Force Employment concept.   THAAD is the most advanced integrated air and […]

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#EuropeanArmy – An apple of discord

#EuropeanArmy – An apple of discord

| December 12, 2018

The initiative of creating a European Army is actually in the air of the European Union, writes Viktors Domburs. Both French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel declared this month that they support the need to create a joint European army. By the way these two countries are the strongest EU member states from […]

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