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EP plans to create a defence union - Resolution

EP plans to create a defence union - ResolutionThe European Parliament has backed plans to create a defence union which will secure structured cooperation between nations as well as a new EU military operational headquarters, The Independent reports.

Lawmakers at the European Parliament voted 369-255 in favour of the proposals, which also calls for greater spending by nations on defence.

Read also: EU needs to create European Defense Fund: Bienkowska

Although the vote is not legally binding it does represent support for the proposition before the European Council meets in December to discuss Europe’s defence capabilities.

The plan was proposed in September by France and Germany.
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