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The EC has opened a public debate on the future direction of defence in an EU of 27.  Following the EC's White Paper on the Future of Europe, last week's reflection paper outlines different scenarios on how to address the growing security & defence threats facing Europe and enhance Europe's own abilities in defence by 2025.

The debate will make an important contribution to deciding on how the EU will strengthen the protection & security of European citizens, which has been at the heart of the Juncker Commission priorities. The reflection paper is complemented by concrete proposals presented last week to launch a European Defence Fund which will support more efficient spending by Member States on joint defence capabilities.
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