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A new EU Security Strategy: towards a militarised Europe?

16 August 2016 | by

“Europe has never been so prosperous, so secure nor so free”. It was 2003 and those were the words introducing the self-congratulatory EU Security Strategy that set the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) guidelines for the next 13 years. The former High Representative (HR), Javier Solana, drafted it to tackle indirect and external threats, […]

Multi-annual financial framework negotiations, the EP resists and prepares for a fight!

18 March 2013 | by

We are now entering the final stage of the MFF 2014-2020 negotiations. The long-term budget, which determines EU expenditure for the next seven years, broken down by policy area, may be adopted by the end of this year if the European Parliament gives its consent to the Council’s position. The process started in 2011 and […]