Latest EU Attempt to Duplicate NATO

On 11 December 2017, the Council adopted a decision establishing Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), less than a month after receiving a joint notification by member states of their intention to participate. The 25 member states participating in PESCO are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden. On 13 November 2017, ministers from 23 member states signed a joint notification on the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and handed it over…

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European Union Defense Cooperation Formally

Google Translation 23 EU member states permanently cooperate on a structural basis in defense and security. This is done under the flag of PESCO (permanent structured cooperation). The Council of Foreign Ministers formally established the partnership today in Brussels. Collaboration is now the norm and no longer the exception. From the start of 2018, the Member States will give concrete substance to this with the first 17 projects. The Netherlands is participating with 7. These are projects in the field of logistics, medical capabilities, maritime mine control, cyber and radio…

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