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European Union Military Committee (EUMC), EU Chiefs of Defence, 21/05/2019 - Main results

Met dank overgenomen van Raad van de Europese Unie (Raad), gepubliceerd op dinsdag 21 mei 2019, 20:00.

Main results

There was a clear understanding of the will of the EU Military Committee to contribute to the different military initiatives, and in particular to support EU-NATO cooperation.

General Claudio Graziano, Chairman of the EU Military Committee

EU-NATO cooperation

EU Chiefs of Defence reviewed EU-NATO cooperation, and discussed ways to enhance it going forward. They took stock of the progress in implementation of the common set of proposals and discussed military mobility.

Factsheet on EU-NATO cooperation (EEAS)

CSDP review

EU Chiefs of Defence reviewed current EU CSDP military missions and operations, including training missions. They were briefed on the state of play on EU ongoing operations, including EUFOR Althea, EUNAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta, and EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia.

EU CSDP missions (EEAS)

Single European Sky

EU Chiefs of Defence reviewed the military dimension of the Single European Sky.

Single European Sky (Commission webpage)

Capabilities and financial instruments

EU Chiefs of Defence discussed capabilities and financial instruments, and were updated on the latest developments concerning implementation of the permanent structured cooperation (PESCO).

EU cooperation on security and defence (background information)

CARD trial run and European Defence Fund

EU Chiefs of Defence were updated on the outcome of the Coordinated Annual Review on Defence (CARD) trial run, as well as on the state of play of the European Defence Fund, the EU Defence Industrial Development Programme, and the European Peace Facility.

Coordinated Annual Review on Defence

European Defence Fund (Commission webpage)

European Peace Facility (EEAS)

Meeting information

Meeting n°CHOD21052019



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