Republic of Northern Macedonia
New defence fund, Rutte lays out EU vision, drone rules approved
There are already US forces in Poland on a rotational basis but recent Russian actions mean a permanent presence is now necessary, according to a proposal by the country’s defence ministry.
Amidst heightened geopolitical tension in the region, Sweden has revived its defence pamphlets in case an attack hits the Nordic country.
Nato wants its members to spend at least 2% of GDP on defence: not many European countries manage.
Ministers talked about the European Intervention Initiative which would be separate from other EU defence initiatives and also allow the UK to take part after Brexit.
Cooperation and determination between Europe and the US may save the Iran nuclear deal, but it will take more to end Tehran’s meddling in the region.
Figures from NATO and the research institute SIPRI show Russia spent less on defence spending in 2017, while NATO expenditure rose for the third consecutive year.
Turkey and Russia make strong show of unity at joint meeting.
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says sections of Taliban are open to talks with Afghan government during inpromptu trip to the country.
Impressed by France's Bastille Day celebrations the US president now wants his own show
The test of the SM-3 Block IIA interceptor missile was conducted at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai.
Defence minister announces plans for locally-built submersible.
The UK has a black hole in its defence budget whilst the Russia is developing "eye-watering" military capabilities. In a rare political intervention, Britain's army chief has called for additional defence funding.
Emmanuel Macron warned Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the rule of law and ruled out progress in Turkey's EU membership bid as the French president hosted his Turkish counterpart in Paris.
Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, the largest-ever British-built warship, only commissioned by HM The Queen a month ago.
The Pentagon has admitted for the first time that a multi-million euro project to probe unidentified flying objects existed for at least five years.
US companies supply more than half of the world's weapons.
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from the EU's de facto political capital.
As the so-called Islamic State loses ground in the Middle East, NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels are pushing for closer counterterrorism measures with the European Union.
Pyongyang slams a US military drill in the region as a provocation that could push the world to the brink of nuclear war.