EU Defence Policy: Help or Hindrance?
Dr Sven Biscop, Senior Research Fellow, Egmont
Clara O'Donnell, Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform
Professor Anand Menon, Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Claire Yorke, Programme Manager, International Security Programme, Chatham House
The speakers will debate the future of EU defence policy in light of the current defence budget cuts across Europe. Should the EU be part of the solution as governments explore cost-savings measures? Or as several senior figures in the new British government would prefer, should the EU be abandoned in light of the sustained failure of many member states to deliver on their commitments?
Please note there will be a reception prior to the meeting from 18.30.