Bolstering EU foreign and security policy in times of contestation
This series is a cooperation between the Jacques Delors Institutes in Berlin and Paris and makes concrete proposals for the EU’s next institutional cycle.
4-Bolstering EU foreign and security policy in times of contestation
EU institutions and member states should join forces to address the capabilities-expectations gap which is widening in light of internal and external contestation. This implies, first, starting with the right institutional set-up, notably a European Security Council providing strategic direction and a Commission DG Defence driving defence industrial consolidation. Second, the EU should raise the European Defence Union to the next level by addressing divergent arms export policies, strengthening its operational arm and deepening cooperation with NATO. Third, the EU should revitalise foreign policy by taking gradual steps towards QMV, making the Council’s work more efficient, and developing a longer-term vision.
5- Digital (Paul-Jasper Dittrich)
6- Democracy (Thierry Chopin)
7- Migration (Lucas Rasche)
8- Employment and social policy (Sofia Fernandes)
9- Budget (Eulalia Rubio)