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France triggers EU ‘mutual defence clause’ – but what is it?

Following last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, France has decided to invoke Article 42(7) of the EU Treaty – establishing that EU countries must provide “aid and assistance” to a fellow member state that suffers an armed aggression. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at what implications this unprecedented move may have.

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