Ursula von der Leyen wants to make the European Commission a structuring force for the European defense effort

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In recent weeks, and even more so since the threats made by D. Trump towards NATO if he were elected, European countries and their leaders seem driven by a new dynamic. Not surprisingly, since it is when our backs are against the wall that we need to move forward the most.

In this context, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, made a particularly incisive and ambitious speech, in an interview given to the Financial Times. This wants, in fact, to make the European Commission, and the EU in general, a structuring power to stimulate and support the defense effort of European countries, and to encourage them to produce and buy European, rather than American, South Korean and Israeli, like today.

Towards an initiative similar to the European Commission's Covid Plan to support the European defense effort

In this interview, which we can regret, due to its importance, that it is reserved for Financial Times subscribers, as it concerns 450 million Europeans, the President of the European Commission has, in fact, taken very offensive positions, both to strengthen the role and aid of the EU in the field of the countries' defense effort Europeans, only to support European strategic autonomy, by significantly increasing the acquisitions of European defense equipment by the European armies.

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Ursula von der Leyen Covid plan
During the Covid crisis, the European Union, under the presidency of Ursula von der Leyen, launched a €750 billion recovery plan, now increased to more than €800 billion to take into account inflation.

To set the tone for her ambitions, while she seems to be a candidate for her own succession following the next European elections, Ursula von der Leyen compared the role that the European Union could play in the field of defending the old continent, to that which was its own, during the Covid crisis.

Let us recall that on this occasion, the European Union had set up a recovery plan of more than €800 billion, but also ensured the coordination of the purchase of vaccines between European countries, and authorized, temporarily, significant exemptions from public deficit ceilings, to member countries.

A new European Defense Commissioner is needed, for Ursula von der Leyen

However, there is no question, in the President of the Commission's speech, of reiterating the model of the Covid recovery plan, which is particularly expensive. On the other hand, it intends to use the legislative and structuring power of the EU, to optimize and increase the investment capacities of European countries, for the benefit of their armies, taking into account the urgency of needs in Europe, but also in Ukraine.

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The first key measure, which she mentioned, would be the creation of a post of European Defense Commissioner, a full-fledged Commissioner, an identical member of the others, within the commission.

Thierry Breton
Internal Market Commissioner Therry Breton is very active on European defense industry issues today.

Let us recall that to date, defense issues are divided between the President of the European Commission herself, the Commissioner for the Internal Market, the French Thierry Breton, and the Spaniard Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy, who does not have the same prerogatives as a full-fledged European Commissioner.

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