European Defence in the Era of Brexit and Trump


On Wednesday 22nd February, the European Leadership Network (ELN) and Salamanca Group co-hosted the latest breakfast briefing part of the Strategic Insight series on the topic “European Defence in the Era of Brexit and Trump”. The Rt. Hon. Sir Michael Fallon MP, Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom, addressed the meeting followed by the Rt. Hon. Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, former UK Defence Secretary and NATO Secretary General.

The focus of the discussion was on the implications of the Trump presidency on European defence thinking, as well as the role of Brexit in policy development at the European level. Other key topics included EU-NATO relations and transatlantic burden sharing.

Please contact if you are interested in attending the Strategic Insight Breakfast Briefings in the future. Future topics will include Brexit – Triggering Article 50, The French Elections, Assessing the Cyber Threat, and Russia-West relations in the Trump era.