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European Defence Concept

Volume 400: debated on Monday 3 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans there are for the development of a European strategic concept for defence. [100286]

NATO provides the collective defence mechanisms for its Members including those in Europe. This is articulated in the Alliance's Strategic Concept which was agreed at the Washington Summit in 1999. There are no plans to produce an alternative strategic concept.