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18th Aug 2017

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MEPs back plans for defence union

The European Parliament backed plans to create a defence union by 369 votes to 255 on Tuesday. The non-binding resolution says 2 percent of GDP should be spent on defence, multinational forces established and an EU headquarters built for crisis management operations, enabling the EU to act where Nato is unwilling to do so. The resolution tasks the European Council to lead the creation of “common union defence policy".

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