EU member states should show the political will to join forces and boost national defence spending to 2% of GDP, says MEPs, adopting a draft resolution on Thursday 16 March.
This is in line with the NATO requirements that member states spend 2% of GDP on defence.
Increasing defence cooperation in the EU now depends more upon the political will to make it happen than upon legal considerations, say MEPs in a resolution approved by Parliament on Thursday. They stress that member states can an...
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