Possibilities and Challenges to the Creation of a Cooperative European Defence System
Finabel European Army Interoperability Center
Feb. 19, 2019
This paper was drawn up by M. Francesco Pettinari, European Defence Researcher, under the supervision and guidance of the Head of the Permanent Secretariat.

This 'Food for Thought' paper is a document that gives an initial reflection on the theme. The content is not reflecting the positions of the member states, but consists of elements that can initiate and feed the discussions and analyses in the domain of the theme. It was drafted by the Permanent Secretariat of Finabel.

This paper aims to give an overview of the current status of the cooperative system for guaranteeing European security and defence, addressing the essential requirements for the creation of an effective system, the principal obstacles to its creation, and the main features of what is considered to be one of the most successful examples of military cooperation, launched up to date. This paper is divided into four chapters.

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