- European Union - France - Libya - NATO - USA
Libya crisis: Where is Europe's Common Defence Policy?
Europe's hesitant response to the Libyan crisis has once again revealed the weakness of the bloc's common Foreign and Defence policy. While France and Britain took a leading role in pushing for a UN resolution and military intervention on the ground, Germany chose to abstain from the UN vote, siding with Russia and China.
French MEP, European People's Party
Chair, Subcommittee on Security and Defence
Geoffrey VAN ORDEN
British MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists
Member, Subcommittee on Security and Defence & Committee on Foreign Affairs
Presented by Christophe Robeet
Programme prepared by Anastasia Metral