PESCO, EDA, CARD – Michael Gahler cleares the fog of EU Defence Policy initiatives

KAS Media Corner

December 7 Thursday


December 7, 2017, 11.00 - 12.30


Europabüro der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 11, Avenue de l’Yser, Brussels, Belgium


Michael Gahler, MEP and Security Policy Spokesman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament


Experts' Meeting

Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), European Defence Union (EDU), European Defence Industry Program (EDIDP), Defence Directorate-General (DG Defence) and Military-Schengen are newly added vocabulary to the EU jargon.

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What is behind the defense policy keywords? Is the planned launch of PESCO heralding the end of NATO the coming thursday? Michael Gahler, MEP will give a background discussion on the EU's defense initiatives. The rapporteur of the annual report on the Common Security and Defense Policy will outline the state of development of EU defense. And he will assess how high the chances of implementation are. Ultimately, the Council and the Commission will not be able to get past the definition of EU defense spending and legislation on the armaments market in Parliament

As part of our exclusive "KAS Media Corner", we want to examine the EU's defense policy slogans with Mr. Michael Gahler, MEP and Security Policy Spokesman of the EPP Group. The "KAS Media Corner" is aimed at journalists and media professionals from the Brussels. Relevant and current topics are discussed by experts.


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