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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 looks to 'hybrid drones' for legal shortcut on migration

14.10.13 @ 09:22

Hybrid aerial surveillance drones are being considered by the EU border agency Frontex for future operations with member states.

UK and France going own way on military co-operation

19.09.13 @ 09:11

Britain is forging ahead on military co-operation with France, while warning about EU "interference" on defence.

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.

Nato wants EU countries to buy more drones

19.09.13 @ 09:27

Nato chief Rasmussen wants EU countries to buy more surveillance drones, refuelling planes and naval radars.

MEPs: EU needs defence force 'under Union command'

04.09.13 @ 09:56

Europe should create a civilian and military crisis operations HQ under EU command, according to a report by centre-right MEPs.