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EU baby steps to defence cooperation

18th November 2016 - 10:42 GMT | by Nicholas Fiorenza in Brussels


The glacial pace of security and defence policy development in the EU edged forwards this week.

Plans are afoot to ensure that the EU is better able to respond to crises and conflicts and also help build neighbouring countries capabilities such as countering hybrid threats. This means they are finally responding to events in Ukraine.

So it was with some trepidation that the green light has been given for the EU to implement a plan for closer security and defence cooperation during a meeting of EU foreign and defence ministers in Brussels on 14 November.

The proposal comes from Federica

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Nicholas Fiorenza


Nicholas Fiorenza

Nicholas Fiorenza is a Shephard contributor based in Brussels.

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