EU budget row on defence as France tells Brussels ‘It’s a dangerous world, spend more!’

FRANCE has demanded the EU spend more money on defence as the bloc desperately tries to agree on a budget for the next seven years. European leaders gathered in Brussels on Thursday to decide on the bloc's trillion euro budget and how to fill the gaping hole left by Britain's departure.

We live in a dangerous world and must spend more on defence, French MEP Nathalie Loiseau said on Thursday, as European leaders went into a frenzy of meetings to agree on the first EU budget since Britain’s departure.  The EU budget “has fallen short of expectations,” namely on defence, Mme Loiseau, France’s former Europe minister, said in a Twitter post.

“In an increasingly dangerous world in which alliances have become more volatile and competition...
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2020-02-21 23:11
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