Russia’s war in Ukraine has fundamentally shaken Europe’s sense of its own security. European governments are urgently reviewing their defense plans and ramping up military spending. And the EU itself wants to get much more serious about defense.
After years when European defense policy was seen as low priority and politically polarizing, shock at the war in Ukraine has prompted governments to blow the dust off of this file and give it new impetus. Could this be the time when Europe seizes the moment to craft a common, modern defense policy?
Questions to be addressed include:
This POLITICO event will deep dive into Europe’s new defense debate, looking at the implications for the Continent’s defense sector, nuclear policy, strategic autonomy and much more.