EU security policy - Stronger together thanks to PESCO
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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