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European Defence Matters: Keynote Speech by Dimitris Avramopoulos

In his keynote speech to the European Defence Agency’s Annual Conference "European Defence Matters" on 27 March in Brussels, Greek Defence Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos called for   common European answers to our most pressing security concerns. He argued that Europe was facing an arch of instability on its borders, the consequences of which could only be addressed by a combined approach. He went on to say that defence should not be seen as a separate entity but instead it was “one of the most critical pillars for European democracy, integration, cohesion, and growth.” He finished by calling for an enhanced role for the European Defence Agency. 

The full text of the speech can be found here.

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