14 Nov '17, 8am

EU members agree to establish new #military union

EU members agree to establish new #military union

Twenty three countries from the 28-member European Union (EU) have signed a pact to fund and develop a new military union, an idea that the United Kingdom has opposed but may now have no say in as it prepares to leave the bloc. The agreement on the Permanent Structured Cooperation, or PESCO, was signed at the European Council in Brussels on Monday and is part of efforts led by Germany and France to bring the EU closer to having a permanent joint military force parallel to NATO but exclusive to the EU. The UK, which has long resisted a pan-European military force, voted to quit the EU in June last year, and the administration of US President Donald Trump has asked Europe to pay more for American participation in NATO. The EU’s foreign policy director, Federica Mogherini, hailed the new agreement as a “historic moment,” saying PESCO “will enable member states to use the econ...

Full article: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/11/14/542130/EU-PESCO-...

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