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European Defence Matters: Herman Van Rompuy Special Address

Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, detailed in his special address during the EDA Annual Conference 2013 his ideas on a pragmatic way forward for defence in Europe.

The speech, which was delivered in front of around 500 attendees and 17 high-level speakers, covered Mr Van Rompuy’s perception of defence cooperation today and in future, the importance of the European Council discussions on defence in December as well as achievements of the European Defence Agency.

More information:
  • The speech is available here.
  • Video recording available on the Council News Room.
  • Video report of the Annual Conference available on YouTube