“Come on, Biden, Let’s Talk!”, Sven Biscop (Egmont, Belgium)

The Organisation does not like this idea. You know what the Organisation expects from you. This is the message that NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg sends to certain European capitals about the potential plans for an EU rapid reaction force. And these governments are happy to oblige: all NATO members are allies, but some feel more allied than others. If that is the real attitude at the head of the NATO apparatus and in various EU Member States, what can be expected from a third EU-NATO declaration, which Commission President von der Leyen in her State of the Union speech said she expects before the end of the year?

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