“Security policy conference”
Impetus for a European Defence Force
In the past year, the issue of “Common Foreign and Defence Policy (CFSP)” has continued to gain momentum through the Brexit and the change in the US administration. As early as 2014, as a result of the annexation of the Crimea and the violent action of Russia in the Eastern Ukraine, but also by the growing wars and conflicts on the African continent, there have been numerous changes to NATO and EU security policies.
According to the new White Paper of the Federal Government in 2016, Federica Mogherini, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has also presented a new strategic concept which calls for more cooperation between European member states in defence policy.
The SPD Paliamentary Group has been campaigning for several years on the common foreign and security policy of the EU. In line with the principles laid down in the previous year, it now intends to provide new impulses for a concrete approach. Cooperation between German armed forces, the chances of a European leadership academy as well as joint military procurement are to be discussed on the basis of existing problems and suggestions for solutions developed.
Live streaming by b1group GmbH, the Berlin based Agency for live Communication, is available for all those unable to be present in the Reichstag, on the website of the SPD Parliamentary Group from 13.00 until 17.15.
Translation: Stephen Hartley