Brexit Watch brings us up to date with the latest "defence" news from the EU.
Since the UK left the EU we are not formally part of PESCO, but the door is left ajar for states that wish to participate - on the EU's terms or course.
"The latest projects... include aerial drones, naval surface drones, space assets, space asset protection and a platform for EU Member States to rebuild the military institutions of non-EU states"
"2025 is also the year targeted as the date by which the EU achieves what it calls a ‘Fully Fledged Defence Union"
Since "the Donald" told the NATO nations to contribute their fair share to the NATO costs, the EU has been busy building its own military capability. After all, if you have to pay for it, you should retain control of it - and the EU has built dual-purpose forces that can be deployed either under the NATO...