EU auditors question call for more defence spending

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EU plans to raise defence spending by more than €19bn in next budget


The European Union's audit body has criticised the bloc's ambition to ramp up its defence budget, saying a plan to boost spending almost tenfold lacks direction and risks overlapping with NATO.

The European Court of Auditors carried out its first review of defence spending, after the European Commission proposed to increase the bloc's seven-year budget for defence to €22.5 billion from €2.8 billion.

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EU auditors question call for more defence spending

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Read: 915     17:05     12 September 2019    

EU plans to raise defence spending by more than €19bn in next budget


The European Union's audit body has criticised the bloc's ambition to ramp up its defence budget, saying a plan to boost spending almost tenfold lacks direction and risks overlapping with NATO.

The European Court of Auditors carried out its first review of defence spending, after the European Commission proposed to increase the bloc's seven-year budget for defence to €22.5 billion from €2.8 billion.

Luxembourg Times



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