France and Germany prepare creation of an EU army after Brexit: Member states will pay for joint military 'projects' in move Britain had blocked

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‘EU member states will pay for joint military ‘projects’ in a move previously opposed by Britain, a senior EU official has revealed.

The cash would form part of Franco-German efforts to develop a more integrated European defence to respond to threats on Europe’s borders.

Nineteen countries including France, Germany, Italy and Spain will start talks next month on the so-called Cooperative Financial Mechanism, or CFM, which could be running sometime next year, said the Brussels official in a briefing to EU defence ministers.

Britain, which has voted to leave the bloc, had long opposed such defence integration, fearing the development of an EU army.’

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