Future military operations by the European Union will focus on bringing security and stability to conflict zones rather than achieving victory against conventional enemies, a report to the bloc’s defence chiefs said Oct. 2. The study, drawn up by the European Defence Agency - and one of the key items on the agenda of a meeting of EU defence ministers in Kittila - also warned that Europe’s recruitment pool for soldiers was shrinking because of falling fertility rates and an ageing population. It ...

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