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David Cameron and François Hollande have just held their joint press conference following the Anglo-French defence summit in Oxfordshire. Predictably, though, most of the questions focused instead on Cameron’s EU renegotiation strategy and the prospec…

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EU Foreign Minister Catherine Ashton is absent from the meeting of EU defence ministers in Majorca today – the first to be held since the Lisbon Treaty came into force.AFP reports that the defence ministers will be considering increased permanent struc…

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Following German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle’s speech at the weekend, announcing that the long term goal of EU security and defence policy under Lisbon should be the creation of a European army, the French Defence Minister Hervé Morin today mad…

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A blank cheque

While the Irish government continues to play down the EU’s ambitions in defence policy in order to get the Lisbon Treaty safely passed, some telling comments have been forthcoming from other Europeans this week, which give us some insight into the kind…

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