EU Defence Policy: The sleeping giant

14-12-2016

• In 2015, the EU Member States collectively spent €203 billion on defence. • Increased EU defence cooperation could generate efficiency gains of €26 billion. • In 2015, EU commitments for 11 civilian missions amounted to €258 million. • Cooperation through pooling and sharing of military capabilities alone can save €300 million.  

• In 2015, the EU Member States collectively spent €203 billion on defence. • Increased EU defence cooperation could generate efficiency gains of €26 billion. • In 2015, EU commitments for 11 civilian missions amounted to €258 million. • Cooperation through pooling and sharing of military capabilities alone can save €300 million.