The week kicks off for European Union defence ministers with a meeting in Kittila in northern Finland with discussions on the future of the bloc’s military mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid pressure for an extension of the operation until early next year. With Finnish Defence Minister Seppo Kaarianen in the chair, the meeting on October 2-3 will also look at the EU’s long-term security priorities and defence spending requirements. Kaarianen, whose country holds the current EU pres...

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