Creating a core Group for European Defence Co-operation?
Creating a core Group for European Defence Co-operation? "The Monetary Union can be seen as a precedent because it called for a substantial transfer of sovereignty in a field certainly as politically sensitive as defence. The Euro saw the light in 2001 because after years of groping with sectoral or peripheral solutions, which proved all ineffective because too limited in nature, it was decided in Maastricht in 1991 to opt for a political and comprehensive choice, a Monetary Union. Has the European Defence process not reach the same stage and, all things considered, should it not be addressed in the same manner?" Lecture by Pierre Etienne Champenois.
By Cicero Foundation, Netherlands, EU.