|Author (Corporate)||European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service|
|Series Title||What Think Tanks Are Thinking|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
The European Union was moving closer to developing integrated European defence after 23 of its 28 Member States agreed in November 2017 on joint military investment in equipment, research and development through Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), an enhanced-cooperation mechanism enshrined in the 2009 Lisbon Treaty. The plan was to jointly develop European military capabilities and make them available for operations separately from, or in complementarity with, NATO.
This note brings together commentaries, analyses and studies by major international think tanks and research institutes on European Union defence. Earlier publications on the topic can be found in a previous edition of ‘What Think Tanks are Thinking’ published in May 2017.
Compiled by: Marcin Grajewski
|Subject Categories||Security and Defence|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|