Investigation

Several EU states impose arms ban on Russia

07.07.14 @ 09:30

Most of the EU’s top arms exporters have imposed a quiet ban on sales to Russia, but Ukraine’s military embargo could have a bigger impact on the crisis.

EU wants stronger military industry

25.06.14 @ 09:29

The European Commission has laid out plans on how to boost the EU's military and defence industries.

Nato chief describes 'outrageous' Russia as threat to Europe

20.05.14 @ 09:08

Nato chief Fogh Rasmussen has said Russia’s "outrageous" partition of Ukraine has created “a completely new security situation in Europe.”

Former Norwegian PM to be next Nato chief

28.03.14 @ 17:24

Nato countries on Friday agreed that former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg should be the next secretary general of the military alliance.

Obama pledges to defend Poland's security

04.06.14 @ 16:37

US leader Barack Obama has promised to defend Poland and other Nato allies against potential Russian aggression.

EU countries to boost defence budgets in light of Ukraine

16.04.14 @ 09:29

Military chiefs have said the Ukraine crisis is a “wake-up call” for EU countries’ defence spending, as the US backed Ukraine’s use of force in eastern regions.

Opinion

France and Germany should stop arms sales to Russia

11.03.14 @ 08:36

France, Germany, Italy and other EU states should stop selling high-end military technology to Russia in light of the Ukraine crisis.

Nato reassures Poland, Baltic states on Russia threat

04.03.14 @ 19:09

Nato head Rasmussen has shown sympathy for Polish and Baltic states’ fears of Russia’s aggressive posture in Ukraine and beyond.

EU countries to send soldiers to Bangui

20.01.14 @ 16:21

EU countries have agreed to send soldiers to CAR, but the type of operation foreseen could spell the end of EU "battlegroups."

France, Germany and UK show discord on EU defence

20.12.13 @ 10:28

EU countries have agreed to "deepen defence co-operation," but France, Germany and the UK disagree on how to do it.

Ashton calls for military-grade drones in EU airspace

22.10.13 @ 18:03

EU foreign affairs chief Ashton says EU countries should use military-grade drones for border surveillance, but legal and technical glitches stand in the way.

EU steps up funding for drone research

12.02.14 @ 18:33

EU defence firms have received hundreds of millions in EU research grants for work on drones, despite rules against funding of military projects.

EU states consider sending soldiers to central Africa

09.01.14 @ 09:28

EU states will Friday discuss sending up to 1,000 soldiers to the Central African Republic to help France.

Seven EU states create military drone 'club'

20.11.13 @ 09:29

Seven EU countries have formed what France calls a "club" to produce military drones from 2020 onward.

Nato war games come at tricky time in EU-Russia relations

15.10.13 @ 11:06

Nato is to hold large-scale war games on Russia's border shortly before the EU plans to take away a former Soviet jewel: Ukraine.