EU Ponders Defense Irrelevance

Weitz, Richard
September 2010
World Politics Review;9/28/2010, p1
The article focuses on the defense sector of the European Union (EU). According to French Defense Minister Herv� Morin, Europe will become a pawn in the balance between the new powers, if they did not pool their defense capabilities effectively. Moreover, EU defense ministers agreed to follow the suggestion of Morin to compile a list of all 27 EU states' military capabilities.


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