Juncker is satisfied with the support of the defence plan participants of the EU summit

Юнкер удовлетворен поддержкой оборонного плана участниками саммита ЕС

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is satisfied with the European Council meeting in Brussels adopted a plan of action in the field of defence.

About this informed the Agency “Interfax-Ukraine”.

“I was very happy to see that the plan of action for the defense, which the European Commission presented two weeks ago, met a favorable reception among the heads of state and government,” said Juncker at a press conference after a European Union summit.

According to him, this plan is very important because Europe has a number of weaknesses, “which one can give to know about themselves as unpardonable weakness.”

Juncker recalled that US military spending is approximately 500 billion dollars, while the EU, they are equal to approximately $ 200 billion. In this case, the effective use of funds in Europe is significantly lower than in the United States, said the head of the European Commission.

The head of the European Council Donald Tusk at the summit stated that the EU decided to strengthen the defense of the European Union in cooperation with NATO.

Recall, the EU summit endorsed the decision to extend sanctions against Russia until mid-2017.

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