The European Industrial Defence Sector: a concrete possibility for the European Union - January 22 2016

Defence is at the heart of the sovereignty of a State. In the case of an organization like the European Union, for a Member State to give up a part of its sovereignty is very complicated. Therefore, for EU Member States, choosing to give up part of their autonomy and control on it is not an effortless decision to make. The involvement of EU in Defence is represented by policies and instruments to help maintain shared positions and, at the same time, a good level of autonomy for each State. The strategic environment and the fast changing of the international and regional equilibrium needs a serious and real response from many actors. Against the big powers, EU should develop a more stable approach towards the security challenges that it is facing today, like a credible EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) more compatible with NATO and its principles. [...]