Sipilä: Finland has « strong allies » in defence cooperation – Germany and France agree on EU projects

Summary:
According to Finland’s Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, the tightening of EU defence cooperation is happening swiftly. He says that the goals of France and Germany are similar to Finland’s goals. There have been dreams about EU defence cooperation for decades, but the US President Trump has made EU countries start taking action. Finland was speaking for EU defence last summer, when Sipilä and former French President Francois Holland published a joint communique advocating the deepening of EU defence cooperation and Nato relations. EU leaders hope to agree upon structural cooperation at the end of the year.

Media:  Helsingin Sanomat
Date: 22.6.2017
Journalist: Pekka Mykkänen
Main source: Prime Minister Juha Sipilä

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