FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 17 (2016)   

A more self-assured Germany:
the new white paper highlights Germany’s readiness to bolster European security and defence

Published 15.9.2016

Niklas Helwig & Tuomas Iso-Markku
Finnish Journal of Foreign Affairs

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With partners looking to Germany for leadership in managing Europe’s multiple crises, Berlin responds with a white paper that underlines its responsibility to actively shape international politics. Germany’s input provides the basis for the EU’s current efforts to strengthen its security and defence policy.