Wednesday

18th Jan 2017

Ticker

Report: Juncker to propose EU military HQ

Jean-Claude Juncker will call for the creation of an EU military command HQ in a speech next Wednesday in Strasbourg, the Financial Times newspaper reports. He will suggest greater use of EU "battlegroups", joint investment projects in military-industrial facilities and binding targets for military coordination by select groups of member states. The paper said France and Germany backed the plan, but others including Austria and Ireland did not.

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