Una oportunidad para la defensa europea

MADRID – En vista de los actuales presupuestos excepcionalmente restrictivos en Europa, han ido aumentando las preocupaciones por la defensa europea. Sin embargo y paradójicamente, algunas novedades de 2010 infunden esperanzas para el futuro.

El acuerdo de defensa firmado en noviembre por Francia y el Reino Unido se compone de dos tratados, que comprenden el despliegue conjunto de sus fuerzas armadas, la disuasión nuclear y unos equipos y comunicaciones mejorados. Esa iniciativa cuenta con el firme respaldo político de los dirigentes de los dos países y expresa una clara determinación de unirse contra las amenazas comunes.

Si se aplican correctamente, esos tratados podrían llegar a ser un precedente esperanzador para toda la Unión Europea. Al trascender los límites estrictamente nacionales, trazan la vía futura de la defensa europea y contribuirán a determinar el rumbo de las relaciones de Europa con los Estados Unidos y la OTAN.

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