PES Ministers of Defence gather in Brussels



This morning, PES Ministers of Defence gathered in Brussels ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council meeting. They discussed the situation in Libya, the UN Security Council Resolution on military action against smugglers and the need to have a more integrated approach to defence, especially with the tense situation in Europe’s South and East.

The meeting was attended by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, the Defence coordinator of the S&D Group and Defence Ministers from Italy, Austria, Croatia, Lithuania, Malta, Romania, Slovenia, Slovak Republic. Gerald Klug, Austrian Minister of Defence, chaired the meeting. The PES was represented by Giacomo Filibeck, PES Deputy Secretary General.