06.05.13 @ 21:26
Nato head Rasmussen has said there cannot be a credible EU foreign policy without the military means to back it up.
04.02.13 @ 12:27
11.05.12 @ 09:24
The EU's external action service plans to spend up to €50 million on private security guards for its Afghanistan mission over the next four years.
18.03.13 @ 09:29
Arms sales to European countries have fallen by over 20 percent since the financial crisis, according to a new report.
14.03.13 @ 17:47
EU countries could soon be competing with Iran and Russia to arm the opposing sides in Syria's civil war.
22.04.13 @ 17:50
Swedish defence minister Karin Enstrom has said her country is not in Nato partly because the EU treaty contains its own security guarantee.
15.03.13 @ 09:29
British private security firm Page Group has scooped a contract to protect EU diplomats in Afghanistan, but faces delays over local tax compliance.
21.02.13 @ 09:29
The head of the EU training mission to Mali (EUTM) says the EU should run a parallel programme to better equip and arm Malian troops.
11.02.13 @ 09:29
Nato head Anders Fogh Rasmussen has told EUobserver the alliance would only take action against Syria if Turkey is attacked.
01.02.13 @ 09:34
EU ministers have given weight to reports that Malian soldiers are murdering civilians in the French-liberated north.
25.01.13 @ 17:30
A senior French military officer has said France is better off without Nato or EU help to "reconquer" north Mali.
17.01.13 @ 20:00
Reports say several hostages were killed in Algeria, in an incident linked by some to French air strikes in Mali.
04.02.13 @ 09:29
Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said French action in Mali points to holes in European defence capabilities.
31.01.13 @ 19:00
Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has urged EU countries to spend more on defence or risk losing US solidarity.
23.01.13 @ 16:50
A top counter-terrorism official has said the EU military training mission in Mali will increase the risk of revenge attacks in Europe.
17.01.13 @ 09:23
EU foreign ministers are holding a crisis meeting on Mali, after one British citizen was killed and 41 internationals taken hostage at a gas plant in Algeria in retaliation against France.
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