July 24, 2024

The European Union is a cooperative of twenty-eight member states, and everyone has different views

A BETTER PEACE welcomes special guest Aili Ribulis of the European Union’s delegation to the United States to discuss advances and initiatives that the EU is undertaking to develop its capabilities. This follows up on a podcast conducted in 2018 with Ms. Ribulis’ predecessor, Mr. Ludwig Blaurock, who presented the concepts under development. As Ms. Ribulis explains, over thirty major initiatives are being pursued, and several are in active development. There are also challenges from having to secure consensus from all its member states and dealing with on-going issues such as Brexit. Is there cause for optimism or caution? U.S. Army War College Director of European Studies Darrell Driver moderates.



Aili Ribulis serves as counselor of political-military affairs with the European Union delegation to the United States. Darrell Driver is the Director of European Studies at the U.S. Army War College. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speakers and do not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army, or Department of Defense.

Photo: Hungarian soldiers of KTRBN (KFOR Tactical Reserve Battalion) in convoy arrive at Kula during an exercise help by the European Force (EUFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Photo Credit: Warrant Officer Ullrich Kallinger, EUFOR

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