Implementation of the Strategic Compass: Opportunities, challenges and timelines

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Series Details PE 739.249
Publication Date December 2022
ISBN 978-92-848-0047-6
EC QA-04-22-298-EN-N
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On 21 March 2022, the European Union's ministers of defence and foreign affairs adopted the Strategic Compass, with EU Heads of State and Government subsequently endorsing it on 24 March 2022. The Strategic Compass is an actionable framework for the EU's security and defence up until 2030. It sets out concrete actions and timelines, with 51 of the 81 deliverables listed in the document to be implemented by the end of 2022.

Ahead of the European Council meeting on 15 December 2022, where the implementation of the Strategic Compass will be a central topic of discussion – based on a progress report by the High Representative – this in-depth analysis examines the status of implementation of the tangible deliverables in the Strategic Compass, as well as the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

Following an introduction on recent developments in the area of EU defence, the analysis goes on to look at the 'act'; 'secure'; invest' and 'partner' chapters of the Strategic Compass individually.

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