Of the Compass should be the common strategic Record the interests, priorities and goals of the EU countries, but also the necessary skills to implement them. It is intended to bring the basic EU global strategy of 2016 to life. “There is no question that unanimity is a stumbling block,” said the minister at the presentation of a publication on Austria’s view of the Strategic Compass.
Tanner said that the security situation had anything but improved due to new challenges, risks and threats. Much is hardly predictable. According to the minister, it holds Strategic Compass a total of 56 risks by 2030. “We have to prepare for it together.” It is therefore important to continuously evaluate and adapt the dangers and to implement them instead of just producing documents. “The European Union must finally stop talking only about the common security and defense policy, we must finally start to ensure the security of the population.” The EU must “take a step forward, we must become faster,” said Tanner, referring to unanimity. However, some member states would have to move in order to abolish this. She did not want to give the APA names of certain countries that are clearly against the abolition of the unanimity rule.
“It is no longer possible to do it alone,” emphasized Brigadier Peter Vorhofer when presenting the publication for Strategic Compass with the voices of international experts. The aim is for cross-border cooperation to become a basic principle of European defense policy.
According to Tanner, Austria will above all in the area of “resilience” (resistance) in implementations from the Compass can bring in. As examples she cited the precaution against electricity and energy blackouts, the self-sufficiency of barracks and the self-sufficiency of catering: “I think we can definitely become a pioneer in Europe.”
Tanner was optimistic that, given the inevitability of working together, the EU countries will move “at one pace” on the common security and defense policy and not create a multi-speed Europe.