German Defence Policy Priorities

IIEA12th April 20172min
In 2016, the German government published its White Paper on Defence Policy, which set out the new concepts underlying German security and defence policy. Since then, the international security environment has become more volatile, and proposals for increased bilateral cooperation on defence policy between the UK and France and the UK and Germany coincide with proposals at EU level for enhanced cooperation in European Security and Defence Policy. The German Parliamentary State Secretary, Dr Brauksiepe, outlined Germany’s perspective on how to meet the current and future challenges and how to deal with their consequences at the international, European and national level.

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About the Speech:

In 2016, the German government published its White Paper on Defence Policy, which set out the new concepts underlying German security and defence policy. Since then, the international security environment has become more volatile, and proposals for increased bilateral cooperation on defence policy between the UK and France and the UK and Germany coincide with proposals at EU level for enhanced cooperation in European Security and Defence Policy. The German Parliamentary State Secretary, Dr Brauksiepe, outlined Germany’s perspective on how to meet the current and future challenges and how to deal with their consequences at the international, European and national level.

About the Speaker:

Dr Ralf Brauksiepe has been a member of the German Parliament (Bundestag) since 1998 and has served as Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Defence since December 2013, in which capacity he represents the Federal Ministry in both houses of the German Parliament. Dr Brauksiepe previously served as Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. He obtained his doctorate in economics from the Ruhr University Bochum.