EU think-tank urges military development

The European Union’s own foreign policy think-tank has recommended a vast ramping-up of its military capacity, writes Pat Leahy, Political Editor

15th August, 2009

The EU will have to significantly develop its military capacity in the next decade if it wishes to have a credible foreign and security policy, according to the Union’s own foreign policy think tank.

A new publication from the Paris-based European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) to mark the tenth anniversary of the European Security and Defence Policy says that the EU needs ‘‘to build a twin robust civilian and military capacity’’...

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