As Britain steps aside, EU states to negotiate joint defence fund

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EU states aim to pool public money into a fund to help pay for joint military projects, a senior EU official said on Thursday, in potentially one of the most significant steps to underpin an emerging Eu ropean defence union.

The fund would form part of Franco-German efforts to develop a more integrated Eu ropean defence to respond to threats on Eu rope’s borders, as security becomes a unifying issue for the Eu ropean Union after Britain’s decision to leave the bloc.

Nineteen countries including France, Germany, Italy and Spain will start talks next month on the...


As Britain steps aside, EU states to negotiate joint defence fund


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