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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

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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

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 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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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

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Commission Soldiers On With Plans for EU Army

European Union (EU) officials are pressing ahead with plans to create an EU army, capitalising on the political vacuum caused by the imminent departure of Britain from the union to move the project forward.

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Eastern European Leaders Call For EU Army At Summit With Germany

(AFP) – Eastern EU countries on Friday pushed for the bloc to create a joint army as they met with Germany for talks on sketching Europe’s post-Brexit future. “We must prioritise security, and let’s start by building a common European

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Free From Britain, Leaders Press Ahead with Plans for EU Army

European Union (EU) leaders are storming ahead with their plans to create a pan-EU army, insisting that a joint defence force is necessary to combat Islamic terrorism and other threats. Standing on the deck of the Italian aircraft carrier the

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