Defense & Security


This podcast by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) sheds light on this crucial battleground, featuring insights from Marta Barandiy, the founder of Promote Ukraine, among others. Barandiy’s experience and initiatives offer a profound glimpse into the strength, resilience, and indomitable spirit of Ukrainian civil society and its pivotal role in the ongoing conflict.


The defense budgets of EU member countries for 2024 are influenced by a variety of factors, including geopolitical tensions, commitments to NATO, and the individual strategic priorities of each nation.


Every day in recent years, we perceive the world changing, facing increasingly formidable challenges: the energy, climate, health, and migration crisis, as well as the war of Russia in Ukraine and the Israeli-Palestinian war… What comes next? A World War?


Recent statements from military leaders and defense officials across NATO member states underscore a growing concern: the possibility of Russian aggression extending beyond Ukraine’s borders, with potential targets including NATO’s eastern flank and even central Europe.


As Europe grapples with myriad challenges — ranging from economic strains to climate change — the war in Ukraine introduces a sinister, often overlooked dimension to the continent’s trials.

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