EU security policy - Stronger together thanks to PESCO

Nov 14, 2017
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Germany and 22 other EU member states have committed to closer military cooperation. In Brussels the ministers of defence and foreign affairs of the member states have signed a document laying out their intention to establish the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO). The aim is to put European defence policy on a more binding footing, but it is not a European army. Their declaration includes a joint notification on the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO).

At the Foreign Affairs Council, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel and Federal Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen signed a notification of Germany’s intention to participate in PESCO. Alongside Germany, another 22 EU member states signed the notification. The new European defence union is to be launched in mid-December.

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