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Latest update : 2014-01-20

Common defence policy: Can European armies unite?

Meeting in Brussels for their end-of-year summit, EU leaders focused on defence and security policies, an issue long overshadowed by the bloc's battle against the euro crisis. But the French-led interventions in African states in recent months have revealed the lack of a clear common European defence policy. How can Europeans better co-ordinate their 28 individual armies and boost their military capabilities? Is there a real desire to create a single European army?

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Maria Eleni KOPPA

Greek MEP, Socialists and Democrats

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José Bové: 'Four or five companies are deciding what we eat'

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2015-04-18 British politics

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2015-04-11 investment

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2015-04-11 Germany

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2015-04-04 unemployment

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