Under the threat of Russia, the EU formulates a defense strategy

At a meeting in Brussels on Monday, March 21, Foreign Ministers and Defense Ministers were to approve the final version of the text that would guide the European Union’s foreign actions over the next decade. Adoption of this “strategic compass” (Strategic compass), The first of its kind was accelerated by Vladimir Putin’s decision to attack Ukraine. “Distrust was dominant until the eve of February 24th.”The date of the attack, said Rosa Balfour, director of the Carnegie Europa Center.

The war in the former Yugoslavia, the war that devastated Syria, the merger of Crimea, the declared hostility of the Trump administration, and the clear observation that energy dependence on Russia is too great, such sentences. Russia needed to invade its neighbors, on the one hand, the Europeans finally decided to speak in one voice, and on the other hand, this voice had to win the government by the resurgence of war in Europe. It was to confirm that. Really care about the security of the continent and the defense of the interests of the Union. “The war has finally helped create a consensus on the defense of Europe.”Nathalie Loiseau, Renew Europe MEP, Parliamentary Defense Subcommittee Chairman.

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Former Minister of State for Europe “Good text, necessary and realistic” This initiative she called for in 2019 and presented in the form of the first version by Senior Representative Josep Borrell last November.Eastern Europe “Dangerous”, He insisted.The new version, which has been mainly adapted since the outbreak of the war, is this time “Crustal movement” In the history of the continent.

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If the first version, based on extensive consultation and analysis of intelligence services, poses all new threats such as cyber attacks, massive disinformation, immigration instrumentation-during the crisis caused by Belarus on the Polish border. Ends in 2021… – The fifth edition, especially submitted to the Minister, emphasizes the need for Europeans to actively defend their interests on the world stage. And this is the force against this force, which mainly faces Russia and whose attitudes of 27 people are swaying between self-satisfaction, naivety, and uncertainty.

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Going forward, senior representatives suggest that the actions of Russian authorities must be taken into account. “Direct and long term” Union security and its defense architecture.Therefore, we need to invest more in military means and we need to do so ” Better “That is, in a coordinated and efficient way.Faced with what Borrell had already said last year ” Brute force “, It also requires cohesion and political will. “The Ukrainian conflict has brought a closer perspective between the countries of Central Europe and the countries of Western Europe. The three parties of the German coalition have abandoned part of the taboo and Emmanuel Macron is undoubtedly reelected. May be moved “Movement”Delight diplomats.

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