An increase of 1,8 billion euros. The French National Assembly approved in first reading an increase of 1,8 billion euros in defence spending in 2018. Every year until 2022 the defence budget will increase of 1,7 billion euros in order to reach the 2% NATO
Is further integration of the European Defense market desirable or even possible? On 27 September, French President Emmanuel Macron outlined his vision for the future of the European Union in a speech at the Sorbonne University.
Under the “lead-nation” rotation plan for the EU battlegroups, it will be Britain’s turn to provide the bulk of the troops from July 2019 – i.e. just a few months after it definitely leaves the bloc. While a defence cooperation agreement could be reached by