'No threat from strong European defence' NATO chief gives surprise BACKING for EU army

'No threat from strong European defence' NATO chief gives surprise BACKING for EU army
 

The surprise move by Jens Stoltenberg has wrong-footed Britain's defence secretary, Sir Michael Fallon, who earlier warned that plans by the EU to create a defence force would undermine the intergovernmental military alliance.
Earlier this month, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker called for EU countries "to pool their defence capabilities in the form of a permanent structured co-operation"
Mr Stoltenberg said there was "no contradiction" between that proposal and a strong Atlantic military alliance.
After meeting with EU Defence Ministers in Bratislava on... read more

 
28 September 2016 in World News, Views: 25
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