“It is a question of European sovereignty. As soon as one wishes to gain in strategic defense capacity, it is necessary to gain in intelligence capacity ”. It was at the end of February when it was officially signed in Zagreb, Croatia. Cooperation "Unprecedented in the long term for the security of European democracies", Intelligence College in Europe (ICE) wanted to “The common response to the complexity of asymmetrical cyber, terrorist and destabilization threats emanating from Russia or China via 5G networks " Three months after the pleadings of representatives of internal and external services from the 23 signatory countries, the informal “diplomatic” body promoted by Emmanuel Macron fell into forced sleep.
Like Europe's Defense carried by the French authorities in the name of "strategic autonomy" in the face of the American umbrella, ICE has been classified as one of the most subordinate priorities with the health crisis. "The European partners cannot be immediately mobilized", explains one. "Covid-19 de facto slows down construction", emphasizes another European member. Croatia, who took over the presidency of ICE, at the same time as she chairs the European Council until June 30, says she is determined to continue on the path initiated by the French authorities.
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