Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 12/2013

Pool it, Share it, Use it: The European Council on Defence

Sven Biscop

March 2013

EGMONT – The Royal Institute for International Relations


The December 2013 European Council will address the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). Pooling & Sharing of military capabilities will be high on the agenda. What should be expected from the Heads of State and Government? Capabilities now , capabilities in the future, and a common idea on what to use them for.