The European defense policy after the Ukrainian crisis: which perspectives?

The Russian-Ukrainian war is a conflict at the EU’s borders which makes us reflect on the future of a Common defense policy among the 27 member States. Recently, the EU High Representative has announced that about € 450 M of the European Peace Facility has been allocated to purchase and deliver lethal weapons and other aids to the Ukrainian army in order to defend the Country from the invasion. This action represents the first step towards a more efficient EU’s external action, but probably this is not the only measure the EU can adopt. In fact, the dramatic war situation in Europe reveals the need for closer cooperation in the military field, which can also bring to the formation of a common EU army. My purpose is to investigate how to reach a more inclusive military collaboration among member States, analyzing which are the main critical aspects and problems under the EU constitutional law perspective..