What's the Next Step for European Defence Equipment Cooperation?
The real problems holding back European pooling and sharing of military assets
On the 23rd of May, defence ministers representing the EU27 met in Brussels for a conference on military pooling and sharing (P&S). Whilst the meeting was supposed to provide a follow-up to last years ambitious "Ghent Framework" - which mandated a hard-headed assessment of European defence assets that could be contributed for P&S - the result has been predictably low-key. Despite claiming to have identified...
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