Germany: Trump victory to spur EU military union

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Series Details 11.11.16
Publication Date 11/11/2016
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Following Donald Trump's victory in the US Presidential Election in November 2016 Germany's Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen suggested that this could be a spur for further EU security relevance.

France, Germany, Italy and Spain were all said to be supportive of greater European security cooperation, even if that did not mean the creation of an EU army.

The subject was discussed at a Joint Session of Foreign Affairs and Defence Ministers at the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on the 14-15 November 2016. The Council adopted conclusions on implementing the EU global strategy in the area of security and defence.

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