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The EU directives on defence market (2009/81) and intra-EU transfers (2009/43) were adopted after a delicate process led by the European Commission and influenced by the member...

14/10/2020

Collective EU capabilities are fundamental for effective defence and deterrence. A new Main Battle Tank could add momentum if developed by more than two countries...

02/09/2020

The Covid-19 crisis could be an opportunity for the EU to implement more pragmatic and efficient solutions not only in the economic field, but...

16/07/2020

In partnership with the Istituto Affari Internationali (IAI), Friends of Europe is launching its study on Italy and the future of European defence and Mediterranean security in Rome and Brussels....

24/02/2020

Europe is divided regarding the future of European air forces and aerospace industries. The Franco-German FCAS project and the British "...

23/03/2019

Conference with Nathalie Loiseau, French Minister in charge of European Affairs

"International talks" organized by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and La Stampa to discuss the...

11/03/2019


This workshop will give MPs an opportunity to discuss threat perceptions among societies and political leadership in Europe – with the aim to create a closer mutual understanding of the...

11/02/2019


With six months to go until the UK leaves the EU, a divorce deal seems still far from being reached. This leaves plenty of unsolved questions regarding the nature of the future EU-UK...

05/10/2018


On 11 December 2017, the Council adopted a decision establishing Permanent Structured Cooperation (PeSCo). It foresees the possibility of a number of EU member states to work more closely...

12/09/2018

Nine months ahead of UK withdrawal from the EU, there is no certainty over the outcome of ongoing Brexit negotiations. A IAI study...

12/07/2018