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La Bussola strategica Ue e dodici sfide per l’Italia


The EU Strategic Compass, adopted in March 2022, is the result of the combined efforts of EU institutions and member states and has a strong intergovernmental character. This document represents a significant step forward toward a stronger Europe in defence, one that is more capable of defending and advancing the EU’s shared values and interests – including those that are most important for Italy. The Compass is also relevant in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as it establishes a number of concrete actions, with clear deadlines leading up to 2025, geared toward strengthening European defence in pragmatic and realistic terms while considering the EU and NATO as complementary and synergic. Throughout the coming months and years, the implementation of the roadmap of initiatives, activities and investments foreseen by the Compass will be crucial. Italy played an important role in the definition of the document’s scope and content. Now its implementation and the ongoing change of pace in the field of EU defence require Italy to face twelve challenges, which in turn represent twelve opportunities for the country to improve its reach and performance in the European context.