Opinion: Polish Presidency Well Placed to Lead EU Defence Revival
Since the financial crisis first plunged European budgets into the red, pundits have declared with mechanical persistence that "the time has finally come" for a fundamental shake-up of the EU’s defence initiatives. Each of these "epochs", usually coinciding with a policy statement by a large member state or EU conference, have thus far proven lack-luster. It is now 2011, and we have yet to see Europe really grasp the nettle of its floundering Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)....
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