European Union Military Committee addressed topical issues

European Union Military Committee addressed topical issues

On November 5 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Valdemaras Rupšys took part in a European Union Military Committee (EUMC) meeting via tele videoconference.

At the meeting officiated by Chairman EUMC General Claudio Graziano Chiefs of Defence discussed the German Strategic Compass initiative, political guidelines intended to lay out strategic priorities of the Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union.

Chiefs of Defence also addressed development of the European Union military command and control structure, military planning and conduct capabilities, lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic , and EU-NATO cooperation.

It has been the third distance Chiefs of Defence meeting during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first one took place in May by digital means as well, and the second was held in person during the mitigation period in July.

The European Union Military Committee is the highest military institution of the European Union made up of the Chiefs of Defence of the EU member countries. The Committee leads military actions of the EU, primarily, planning and conduct of military mission and operations of the Common Security and Defence Policy and development of military capabilities, and rendering military advice to the EU Political and Security Committee in charge of common Foreign and Security Policy of the Union. The NATO Chiefs of Defence convene for the EUMC meetings twice a year.

Spokesperson for the Chief of Defence Maj Tomas Balkus
+370 (5) 278 5091, +370 682 25359, tomas.balkus@mil.lt

Photo credits: Lithuanian Armed Forces