EU defense ambitions should not ‘duplicate’ NATO: Stoltenberg
27 October 2021 | 3:15 pm
Several EU member states are seeking a bloc-wide rapid reaction force. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says the defense efforts should not duplicate existing structures.
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