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France and Germany propose EU ‘defence union’

Posted by seumasach on September 15, 2016

The UK had in the past opposed steps toward the creation of an EU army or duplication of Nato structures.

But the Franco-German paper says that “taking into account the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU, we have to henceforth act as 27 [member states]”.

EUObserver

12th September, 2016

Germany and France have drawn up plans for closer EU defence cooperation, including a new military HQ and swifter deployment of overseas missions.

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