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Merkel eyes closer cooperation in EU defence systems


  • World
  • Saturday, 19 Jan 2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday the European Union must deepen cooperation in defence and in particular weapons systems development, warning Germans that they may need to make compromises on strict export controls.

In a bid to counter growing eurosceptic nationalism before elections to the European Parliament in May, Merkel has stressed the importance of close cooperation within the bloc.

   

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