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France’s Macron Urges EU to Build Up Defence Force, Split from U.S.

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron pushed Monday for Europe to take more responsibility for its own defense, saying the continent’s security shouldn’t rely so much on the United States and could even include discussions with Russia.

Soldiers of a Eurocorps detachment raise the European Union flag to mark the inaugural European Parliament session on June 30, 2014, in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France.

U.S. Warns Brussels Not to Threaten NATO with EU Army

Brussels must be careful not to weaken or undermine the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as it builds a supranational European Union (EU) Army, American military leaders have told their EU allies.

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EU Moves to Boost Military Cooperation

BRUSSELS (AP) — Weeks after being berated by U.S. President Donald Trump for failing to spend enough on defense, European nations vowed Thursday to boost military cooperation in their part of the world.

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Juncker: European Union Must Spend More on Defence

PRAGUE (AP) – European Union leaders say the EU needs to lift its defense spending. In a speech during a conference on EU security and defense in Prague on Friday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the way ahead “starts

German soldiers onboard the frigate 'Mecklenburg-Vorpommern' wait for Germany's Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung (not in picture) who arrived in Djibouti on December 22, 2008 to take leave of German soldiers taking part in the Atalanta mission. The German frigate 'Karlsruhe' will join European Union-led anti-pirate operations off the Horn …

EU Combined Military HQ To Be Launched ‘Within Days’

European Union leaders plan to move forward with the creation of an EU military headquarters within the next few days – and warn that Britain may still be expected to take part, even after Brexit. Plans to set up a

German soldiers onboard the frigate 'Mecklenburg-Vorpommern' wait for Germany's Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung (not in picture) who arrived in Djibouti on December 22, 2008 to take leave of German soldiers taking part in the Atalanta mission. The German frigate 'Karlsruhe' will join European Union-led anti-pirate operations off the Horn …

Britain Blocking EU Military HQ, Sources Claim

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Brexit-bound Britain is blocking the launch of an EU military headquarters because it opposes any suggestion that the unit would have an active operational role, EU diplomatic sources said Friday. After months of tough negotiations, all 28

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French President Pushes for ‘Outsider’ UK to Be Included in EU Army

France’s outgoing socialist premier, François Hollande, claims the United Kingdom “will become an outsider” after it leaves the European Union (EU) and cannot expect any “advantages” – but he also wishes to include it in plans for greater European military integration.

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European Union Approves New Military HQ

The European Union on Monday approved plans for a military headquarters to coordinate overseas security operations, foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said.

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MEPs Demand EU Army Happens Faster

Members of the European Parliament have urged member states to speed up the creation of an EU army, citing growing international threats.

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Britain On Hook to Pay Millions Towards EU Army, UKIP MEP Warns

Members of the European Parliament are set to vote on a controversial report which could see huge swathes of power to a European Union (EU) military structure, at a cost of millions to British taxpayers. The report, to be debated

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EU Agrees Defence Budget Increase as Britain Lifts Block

(REUTERS) – The European Union agreed on Tuesday to increase its military research budget for the first time since 2010 after Britain softened its opposition, a breakthrough that may signal British support for defence co-operation even once outside the bloc.

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Britain Warns NATO Allies to Pay Their ‘Fair Share’

Britain will warn NATO allies in the European Union to pay their “fair share” on defence, with only THREE other EU countries meeting their obliged minimum two per cent contribution last year.