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The EU Parliament opens the way for a Defence Commissioner and pushes states to find €76 bn for weapons

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European Defence Agency, Black Blade 2016, © Fischer Maximilian / Flickr

The resolution to be adopted next week in Strasbourg is a major step towards further militarisation of the EU. For the first time ever, the European Parliament makes the case for the creation of a Commission Directorate General (DG)-Defence. Rapporteur Michael Gahler is also the head of Kangaroo, a lobby group promoting security and defence imperatives in the EU institutions for decades.

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