The future of European Defence and the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency: EU – NATO partnerships, Western Balkans and Energy Efficiency in the Defence sector


5 July 2021

Watch the recording of the webinar on Youtube


Speaker: Matej Tonin, Minister of Defence, Slovenia (see CV)

Chair: Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop, Egmont Institute & Ghent University


This event will allow the Slovenian Minister of Defence to present the key priorities of the Slovenian presidency of the Council of the EU regarding the Common Security and Defence Policy. After these initial statements, there will be an open Q&A with the audience. The aim is to allow an open engagement with the community of those involved in Brussels and in the capitals across Europe in matters of European Defence.

Particular attention will be devoted to current dynamics regarding transatlantic relations and EU NATO cooperation, European security partnerships and missions in the Western Balkans and the latest developments on the Strategic Compass.


Welcome to the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU!



Participants should register by 01 July


The Zoom Webinar – link will be sent at a later date.