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Analyses | | Lidia Gibadło, Justyna Gotkowska
During a press conference on 4 April, Germany’s defence minister Boris Pistorius (SPD) unveiled a plan for restructuring the Bundeswehr. The proposals mainly involve structural modifications and are intended to boost the German Armed…
Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska, Krzysztof Nieczypor, Jakub Graca
The United Kingdom and Ukraine signed a ten-year agreement on security cooperation on 12 January. This is the first document of this kind signed following the declaration made by G7 countries in July 2023, in which they announced the…
Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska, Jakub Graca
On 18 December in Vilnius, Boris Pistorius and Arvydas Anušauskas, the defence ministers of Germany and Lithuania, signed the so-called roadmap for the deployment of a German brigade in Lithuania (‘Brigade Lithuania’). Its headquarters…
OSW Report | | Anna Kwiatkowska, Kamil Frymark, Michał Kędzierski, Lidia Gibadło, Sebastian Płóciennik, Justyna Gotkowska
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OSW Commentary | | Justyna Gotkowska, Jakub Graca
The main topics of the NATO Vilnius Summit held on 11–12 July were deterrence and defence, Ukraine’s future membership of NATO, and deepening relations with partners in the Indo-Pacific. The Alliance is partly returning to the defence…
Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska, Jakub Graca
On 26 June 2023, Germany’s Minister of Defence Boris Pistorius and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg paid a visit to Lithuania. It happened against the backdrop of upcoming NATO summit and the Griffin Storm exercise currently taking…
OSW Commentary | | Lidia Gibadło, Justyna Gotkowska
On 14 June 2023, the German government adopted the country’s first ever national security strategy entitled ‘Integrated Security for Germany’. The strategy is guided by an ambitious comprehensive approach which emphasises the need to boost…
Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska, Łukasz Maślanka
On 19 June, a meeting aimed at harmonising European countries’ air defence policies was held in Paris, at the initiative of President Emmanuel Macron. It was attended by defence ministers and state secretaries from 20 European countries,…
Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska, Jacek Tarociński
On 4 April, the seventy-fourth anniversary of NATO’s foundation, Finland became its thirty-first member. On that day, Turkey – the last country to approve Finnish membership in the Alliance – handed over its ratification documents to the…
Analyses | | Kamil Frymark, Justyna Gotkowska
On 17 January, Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced he was appointing Boris Pistorius (SPD), previously Lower Saxony’s interior minister, as Germany’s new defence minister. The day before, the defence ministry issued a statement by the…