20.11.13 @ 09:29
Seven EU countries have formed what France calls a "club" to produce military drones from 2020 onward.
04.02.13 @ 12:27
22.10.13 @ 18:03
EU foreign affairs chief Ashton says EU countries should use military-grade drones for border surveillance, but legal and technical glitches stand in the way.
14.10.13 @ 09:22
Hybrid aerial surveillance drones are being considered by the EU border agency Frontex for future operations with member states.
19.09.13 @ 09:11
Britain is forging ahead on military co-operation with France, while warning about EU "interference" on defence.
15.10.13 @ 11:06
Nato is to hold large-scale war games on Russia's border shortly before the EU plans to take away a former Soviet jewel: Ukraine.
19.09.13 @ 09:27
Nato chief Rasmussen wants EU countries to buy more surveillance drones, refuelling planes and naval radars.
04.09.13 @ 09:56
Europe should create a civilian and military crisis operations HQ under EU command, according to a report by centre-right MEPs.
04.09.13 @ 09:13
Russian leader Putin has warned against Western strikes on Syria on the eve of the G20 summit in St Petersburg.
30.08.13 @ 09:26
The British parliament has blocked UK military action against Syria, leaving the US to seek other allies for its intervention.
27.08.13 @ 10:02
Germany has indicated it will not take part in any military strike on Syria, as France and the UK signal readiness to join a US-led intervention.
12.08.13 @ 09:30
Former Danish leader, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, has proposed to abolish treaty opt-outs on defence and justice in a referendum which might be linked to next year's EU elections.
02.09.13 @ 09:29
The EU ban on sales of "repressive" equipment to post-coup Egypt leaves plenty of room for interpretation.
29.08.13 @ 09:29
Russia and China on Wednesday in New York said No to a military strike on Syria, but the US and the UK are saying they do not need UN permission.
19.08.13 @ 11:17
As EU diplomats meet on how to stop bloodshed in Egypt, figures show that France, Germany and Spain led €300 million of recent arms sales to the country.
30.07.13 @ 16:51
EU battlegroups need to be improved and drones put in civilian airspace, says a Franco-German defence paper.
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