NEW EUROPE: It’s time to rebrand or put the idea of a European Defense Force to rest

Our researcher Danielle Piatkiewicz has written an article for NEW EUROPE in which she discusses the future of the idea of a European Defence Force.

The recent withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan is just the latest example of the latest murmurs of developing a European army. It was even echoed by top EU leadership. In September, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stated in response to the situation in Afghanistan that “the EU should seek to beef up its military capabilities to confront security threats and global crises”.

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Danielle Piatkiewicz
Research Fellow

Areas of expertise: Transatlantic and Central and Eastern European foreign and security relations, democracy promotion and NATO.

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