European Union to boost defence and security capability

European Union to boost defence and security capability
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BRUSSELS: European Union (EU) countries have agreed to a plan to boost the organization's defence and security role.

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The agreement came during EU Foreign Ministers' talks in Brussels.

The plan envisages greater co-ordination in areas like EU-led peacekeeping missions outside the bloc.

However, EU foreign policy Chief Federica Mogherini stressed that the bloc does not intend to compete with NATO or create a European army.

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