After Taksøe, before Warsaw: European Defence Trends

In Denmark, Ambassador Taksøe-Jensen’s high-level foreign policy review is due on May 2nd. His analysis is likely to point to a growing pressure on Danish and European security, from east to south and the north, and to emphasize the increased salience of defence capabilities as well as the role of international cooperation as important elements in the overall problem solving matrix. At the same time, NATO-members are preparing for the NATO Summit in Warsaw in July. The United States, in particular, will approach the Summit with an expectation to see progress in European defence capabilities.

To discuss these international trends and their repercussions for Danish and European defence policy, the Centre for Military Studies invites to a seminar with leading experts on European defence. These include the authors of a recent comparative report published jointly by the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome, the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques in Paris and Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik in Berlin, as well as the Director of Defence Studies from the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.  

Registration is required. Please register here no later than May 2nd


14:00-14:05:     Welcome and introduction: Kristian Søby Kristensen, Deputy Director                           CMS

14:05-14:15:     “Defence related implications of the Taksøe-Jensen report”: Henrik                               Breitenbauch, Director CMS, member of the Taksøe-Jensen group of                             experts

14:15-14:45:     “Defence Budgets and Cooperation in Europe: main findings of a recent                         report”, Alessandro Marrone, Senior Fellow, Istituto Affari                                             Internazionali (Rome)

14:45-15:00:     “European Defence Trends seen from the UK”, Bastian Giegerich,                                 Director, Defence Studies, IISS (London)

15:00-15:55:     Q&A with Alessandro Marrone, Olivier de France, Daniele Fattibene                               (authors), Bastian Giegerich and Henrik Breitenbauch. 
                        Moderator: Kristian Søby Kristensen

15:55-16:00:     Concluding remarks: Kristian Søby Kristensen