European Defense and Security
Friday, 29 January, 2016

Opinion | Professor at the Paris-Sorbonne University, President of Population & Avenir and member of the Advisory Board of the Thomas More Institute, Gérard-François DUMONT makes a critical analysis of the failures of European integration. For him, the cacophony in the EU face the migration crisis is not a surprise. The security component of the Schengen area has never worked, he said. And measures that leaders come to look forward to their cap can only emphasize the impasse in which they find themselves | Published in La Tribune de Genève, Friday, January 29, 2016 | Available in French


| La crise migratoire a réveillé les tensions dans l’UE. Pourquoi n’arrive-t-on pas à s’entendre ?

Chaque Etat en effet joue (...)

Saturday, 2 January, 2016

Opinion | The idea of creating a European Army is a project that dates back to the Europe of six in the 1950s. After being rejected by the French National Assembly in 1954, the idea of a European defense community had definitely been set apart. What meaning are we to give to recent statements by Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, in favor of a "European army"? Is this credible proposal? Can it succeed? Is it not primarily a proposal to accept the Germans, still traumatized by the memory of the Second World War, increased military spending? | Interview with Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute and Fellow at the Institut Français de Géopolitique (Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint-Denis (...)

Friday, 18 December, 2015

Opinion | It is worth recalling the importance of the political and military relationship between Paris and London, while December 17 is held a crucial European Council | By Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute | Published on, December 18, 2015 | Available in French

Le 23 janvier 2013, David Cameron promettait à ses compatriotes l’organisation d’un référendum sur l’appartenance du Royaume-Uni à l’Union européenne (UE). Un certain temps, la question semblait relever des conflits internes au Parti conservateur, mais le premier ministre a depuis posé ses exigences (compétitivité et flexibilité de l’Europe, rétrocession de pouvoirs vers les Etats membres et (...)

Tuesday, 24 November, 2015

Analysis | The sentence – “The Security Pact must take precedence over the Stability Pact!” – expressed by President Hollande in Versailles on November 16, struck a receptive chord with a largely confused audience. This is not to argue that security is not a priority, but since when is “stability” not one of the essential ingredients of “security”? | By Paul GOLDSCHMIDT, member of the Advisory Board of the Thomas More

Perhaps the President was clearly only referring to the “Stability Pact” that imposes budgetary constraints on EMU members and not to the broader stability of society. If that is indeed the case, he should remember that the accord was designated as “Stability and Growth Pact”, at the express (...)

Monday, 23 November, 2015

PodcastAfter the terrorist attacks of November 13, as after those of January, the debate on the reinstatement of national service is restarted. Does France needs to recover what some have as a "crucible of national identity"? Does France has the financial means? Does this match the security challenges France faces? Is it desirable? Charles MILLON, former French Defence Minister (conservative) and Trustee of the Thomas More Institute, was the guest, with Marie-Françoise Bechtel, MP (SRC) and Pierre JOXE, former French Defense Minister (Socialist) and former Interior Minister, of the show Senat 360, on Public Sénat TV, on Monday November 23, 2015