The necessity of an EU “Grand Strategy” for a Euro-Atlantic Security Alliance of the twenty-first century and its implications on EU Member States

Günter Eisl

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This paper does not reflect national political positions on the subject of European Strategy, nor is there any intent to close current “strategy gaps” in the European Union, and it does not describe what is institutionally or politically possible to achieve.
The EUs defence budgets were since 1990 on a permanent decline, and even when now some states begin to spend more money on the military, the defence posture is inadequate and the military of a number of EU Member States is more or less defunct.