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English language version not yet available. Worth a read though.

https://legrandcontinent.eu/fr/2024/01/ ... e-en-2024/



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“It is not clear how it would deter future Houthi attacks, as my understanding is the mission would likely have a defensive posture,” he said.

Instead, the EU operation “runs the risk of suffering an attack” itself, he added.

Such an assault, in turn, would “further escalate the conflict in the region and expose the political divisions within the EU on how to respond to the conflicts in the Red Sea and Gaza”, Sigmon said.
https://brusselssignal.eu/2024/01/eu-ba ... s-at-home/


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Putin’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 was a pivotal moment for European and global security. The invasion triggered strong Western sanctions on Russia. The West also provided Kyiv with extensive support in the form of military equipment, financial assistance and military training. Spurred by their own unpreparedness for large-scale conflict, Europeans have taken some steps to buttress their defences and many countries have announced large increases in defence spending. However, European countries have now used up much of their pre-existing stocks of weapons and ammunition, and they are struggling to produce enough to supply Ukraine with what it needs to defend itself. As Russia rapidly scales up its own military production, it may gain the upper hand, removing any incentives for Putin to negotiate. If Russia prevails, an emboldened Putin may be tempted to capitalise on Russia’s strengthened military to test NATO’s defences in the Baltics, potentially leading to a catastrophic conflict.
https://www.cer.eu/publications/archive ... fence-take

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CER of course being a LONDON BASED THINKTANK RUN BY BRITS!?

Why are they even still operating honestly, not like they're gonna have any influence now for sure..

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Gtal wrote: 29 Jan 2024, 01:36 CER of course being a LONDON BASED THINKTANK RUN BY BRITS!?

Why are they even still operating honestly, not like they're gonna have any influence now for sure..
It's not just based in London but also Brussels and Berlin.

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From a think tank not based in London.

https://www.boell.de/en/2024/01/26/role ... chitecture




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https://www.ft.com/content/20099233-e8e ... bca89500d8
Brussels power grab on defence irks industry and EU capitals
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Ian Hall wrote: 21 Feb 2024, 17:50 https://www.ft.com/content/20099233-e8e ... bca89500d8
Brussels power grab on defence irks industry and EU capitals
Hah, you know what I reeeaaaallyyy don't get? What exactly is the fucking FT thinking it's doing with this kind of inappropriate coverage, pretending it's still a domestic media outlet or what?
The UK is no longer a part of the EU, slagging them off, talking about "powergrabs" and making claims about disagreements might have been appropriate in the media of a memberstate, but now this is really bordering on disrespect, interference and fake news.
The UK and it's insitutions really just keep on digging themselves into their hole..

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The obsession and insecurity of third countries vs EU countries does look irrational from the outside but absolutely, it’s none of the UK’s business unless it impacts our interests - including strategic UK subsidies of EU companies. In this case expect the UK to act if it undermines national security.

However, recent grandstanding by France wanting to provide a few troops to the Ukraine whilst with a embarrassing low level of money / weapons given shows that key EU countries have a long way to go before they can be taken seriously.
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https://www.ips-journal.eu/topics/forei ... nity-7363/
Berlin and Paris have drastically failed to take a leading role in tackling the biggest security challenge for the EU since its foundation.
If Germany and France do not succeed in agreeing on common positions on key issues like the financing of military support for Ukraine and a strategy for the European defence industry, as well as strategic matters such as the EU’s geopolitical self-sufficiency, they risk causing more than just collateral damage to European defence.
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