Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1909 amending and updating Decision (CFSP) 2018/340 establishing the list of projects to be developed under PESCO

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Series Details L 293, Pages 113–118
Publication Date 14/11/2019
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Decision (CFSP) 2019/1909 - adopted by the Council of the European Union on 12 November 2019 - which updates the list of defence projects to be developed in the framework of the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO).

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The Council adopted an updated list of 13 projects to be undertaken under PESCO. This Decision brought to 47 the number of projects in place. Five of the new projects focus on training, covering areas such as cyber, diving, tactical, medical as well as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence (CBRND) training. Other projects focus on enhancing EU collaborative actions as well as on capability development on sea, air and space.

The Decision establishing Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) was adopted in December 2017. The first set of projects was formally adopted by the Council in March 2018, followed by an update in November 2018.

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Deutsche Welle, 12/11/2019: EU signs off on new joint defense projects — but to do what?

EurActiv, 12/11/2019: EU expands military cooperation with 13 new joint projects
Reuters, 12/11/2019: Europe agrees to develop more weapons independently of U.S.
ERR News, 13/11/2019: Luik: Europe's defence initiatives must be open to strategic partners
Politico, 12/11/2019: France dominant in new flurry of EU military projects

Council of the European Union: Press Release, 12/11/2019: Defence cooperation: Council launches 13 new PESCO projects

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