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EU proposes vast defence boost

EU proposes vast defence boost in shift from reliance on US weapons: officials
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EU officials on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious proposal to massively boost weapons production and procurement in the bloc to shift from a reliance on US arms and in reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“We need to get that transatlantic balance right, irrespective of election electoral dynamics in the US. We must take more responsibility for our own security, while, of course, remaining fully committed to our NATO alliance,” said European Commission Vice President Magrethe Vestager.

“An improved ability to act will make us a stronger ally,” she said.


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