The EU’s role in European security and defence

The World Stage

May 13 2022 • 34 mins


On the 21 of March 2022, the Council of the EU adopted a Strategic Compass, a roadmap for the EU to become a stronger security and defense actor. But what does this really mean, and does it change the EUs role as a security actor in any significant way?


Guest in this episode of The World Stage is Steven Blockmans, Research Director at CEPS and Professor at Amsterdam University. Host for this episode is Pernille Rieker, Research Professor and coordinator for the NUPI Center for European studies.


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