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An EU Security Council and a European Commissioner for Security and Defence: The Final Pieces of the Union’s Common Security & Defence Policy Puzzle?

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These last few years the EU has taken considerable steps to give more substance to its Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). Nearly all the pieces of the puzzle are on the table now. There is consensus on the urgency to improve Europe’s security. But how to assemble the various pieces of the puzzle in a structured manner? In this regard, the start of a new Commission is an opportunity not to be missed.

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