Could EU funds be used to boost defence spending in 2012?
A ground-breaking resolution agreed upon by the European Parliament in the closing sessions of 2011 have raised an interesting prospect - that European Union funds could be used to plug capability gaps for the continent’s militaries.
Though a long way from formal endorsement, the ideas outlined in this resolution could indicate a radical new direction for the EU, which has up till now taken a hands-off approach to encouraging military capability development within Europe.
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