Von der Leyen on #NATO reforms: "we must invest at the least same energy into a modernization of the European security & defense union" #EU pic.twitter.com/g0qpSKCMm8 — NATOSource (@NATOSource) November 7, 2016 ​"That was correct and important, but I believe that we must invest at the least same energy into a modernization of the European security and defense union," she added. Russia has rejected charges of aggression in Europe, arguing that the build-up of NATO resources in eastern Europe and Baltic states had led to an increase in tension across the continent.  © AP Photo/ Geert Vanden Wijngaert EU May Implement Joint Defense Plan Regardless of US Contribution to NATO – German Lawmaker The idea of a joint EU military policy or greater defense cooperation was long considered an unrealistic prospect, with

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