Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 10/2014

The summit of our ambition? European defence between Brussels and Wales

Sven Biscop

March 2014

EGMONT – The Royal Institute for International Relations


When they meet at NATO’s Wales Summit in Newport on 4-5 September, the European Heads of State and Government should not see this as the first chapter of a new book, but as the next chapter of an existing one. The previous chapter was their meeting in Brussels last December for the European Council. The title of the book is European defence.