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

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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

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 …

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 Commission Demands Money For EU Army

(REUTERS) – The European Union’s executive wants to boost the bloc’s joint defence and security with an initial investment of 90 million euros (£77.5 million) in research, marking a turning point after years of cuts.

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 …

Germany Tells Britain: Don’t Block EU Defence Force

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said she does not expect Britain to block a Franco-German initiative to deepen military cooperation among the 27 remaining European Union members after Britain’s vote to leave the bloc. Berlin

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Britain Will Veto EU Army, Defence Secretary Says

Britain will veto plans for a European Union (EU) army as long as it remains a member of the union, the Defence Secretary has said. Speaking after it emerged that some European nations, mainly France and Germany, wanted to create

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.