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European Cooperation

Grand-Père, c’est quoi l’Europe ?

Au-delà de l’interrogation de ses petits-enfants Jacques Favin Lévêque répond aux jeunes et aux moins jeunes. Il évoque les multiples défis du 21ème siècle et leur délivre un message de confiance et d’espoir pour parachever la construction européenne. Du même auteur : « Construire l’avenir avec sagesse » édité par la Société des écrivains.

EU defence: Finally a reality?

[IN FRENCH] Since the annexation of Ukraine in 2014, initiatives favouring EU defence have multiplied to the point that, according to some observers, this defence has made more progress in six years than in fifty. It remains to be seen. For the moment, these initiatives seem to lack coherence, and if the acronyms have multiplied, the capabilities have remained unchanged. This is why a first assessment is necessary to identify the obstacles which stand in the way of an EU defence and how to get around them.

Challenges in the Sahel: Opportunities for Europe

The Sahel (in Arabic literally means “shore, coast”) the semi-arid African region that encompasses the southern transitional strip – between the Sahara and the arable areas – runs from the western coasts in Mauritania to the coasts of the Red Sea in Sudan. It is dotted with many threats and risks, not only to the people living in these vast lands, but also to the neighbouring countries, the stability in the Mediterranean and ultimately to Europe.

Webinar on the EU’s new pact on migration and asylum

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) organized on February 5, 2021, a webinar under the title “A way forward on migration under the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union?” The MPI is an independent think-tank dealing with migration issues, based in Washington DC (USA). The webinar was presented by Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Distinguished Transatlantic Fellow and President Emeritus, MPI.

The Europe of cybersecurity through the prism of sovereignty, flows and integration. Three distinct readings of “collective and collaborative security”

[IN FRENCH] This article deals with the collaborative construction of a Europe of cybersecurity through three approaches: sovereignist, multi-partner, or integrationist. It is published as part of the Lille International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC 2021), entitled: “For a collective and collaborative cybersecurity”.

EWG27 – Policy Proposal on EU Defense

EURODEFENSE Working Group 27 was established to “prepare a Policy Proposal to be submitted by EURODEFENSE to the security- and defence-related EU institutions such as the EU Council, the Commission and the EU Parliament” and formulate a concept for the development of the EU defence organisation within the present legal framework and given present political realities.

After Brexit: What defence cooperation between the UK and the EU?

[IN FRENCH] With Brexit, the European Union loses a major member in terms of defence, a country with atomic weapons, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, and the only one with France to have significant operational capabilities.