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The EU has signed a deal to integrate 23 armies

Posted by seumasach on November 25, 2017

WEForum

20th November, 2017

It took 70 years, but the European Union finally signed a pact today (Nov. 13) agreeing to integrate military funding, weapons development, and deployment of European defenses.

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Germany and France pledge to lead EU forward post-Brexit

Posted by seumasach on October 1, 2017

CNBC

29th September, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron won backing from Angela Merkel for plans to reform the European Union after Brexit, founded on what the German chancellor called “intense” cooperation between Paris and Berlin.

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Merkel and Macron back creation of eurozone finance minister and budget

Posted by seumasach on September 2, 2017

As anticipated Brexit has provided a spur to European integration: from the EU point of view Brexit has been a positive and necessary step. This is also timely in the light of the approaching financial crisis. The British government will be hoping to turn it into an opportunity to break up Europe, hence their seemingly bizarre conduct of the negotiations. We shall see.

Independent

29th August, 2017

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron have thrown their weight behind the creation of a new powerful eurozone finance minister post that would oversee economic policy across the bloc.

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France’s Fillon seeks European defense boost

Posted by seumasach on January 23, 2017

Brexit and now the Trump presidency have been instrumental in pushing Europe towards integration and independence. Europe must now look east and forge close ties of cooperation with Russia, Iran and China.

CNBC

22nd January, 2017

PARIS, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Conservative French presidential front-runner Francois Fillon urged Europe in an interview published on Sunday to boost its defense capacities with a pooled fund to finance foreign operations.

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