EU’s draft defence strategy points to evolution, not revolution

The wait is over. After a year of preparatory discussions, the first draft of the EU’s ‘Strategic Compass’ — or defence strategy — document was presented to national ministers by the Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on November 15.

The aim of the Compass is to set new goals and targets for the development of the EU’s security and defence policy for the next five to 10 years.

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