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outflank US Congress outflank TRUMP's NATO bargain basement summit
https:/www.dw.com/en/western-arms-supplies-for-ukraine-how-are-they-getting-there/a-60959864, illustrated
As EU treaties do not allow it to tap into its normal budget for military purposes, the bloc is activating a vehicle called the European Peace Facility, which allows it to provide military aid up to a ceiling of €5 billion.
The US is also stepping up its shipments and providing an additional $350 million (€313 million) in military assistance, including Javelin antitank missiles, Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, small arms and ammunition. That brings the total of US military aid to Ukraine to $1 billion over the past year and to more than $2.5 billion since 2014.
Trump, EU's Tusk Spar Over Defense Spending Ahead Of NATO Summit, July 2018

archived Europe Council, Ukraine signs key agreement with pro-Russia separatists, Yanukovych v EU Council + Sweden v UNODA, Three Seas Initiative summit in Warsaw, PESCO, Trump calls out Germany over the Euro

by Cat on Tue Mar 1st, 2022 at 09:58:04 PM EST
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... but von der Leyen asks Parliament to reflect on establishing a specific annual arms budget.

Lots of stuff happened today. Nato can go die.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Mar 1st, 2022 at 10:36:07 PM EST
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within Council who decided how best to spend EU27 paid in capital? I forget who landed the European Values FKA "cohesion" portfolio for EC.
by Cat on Tue Mar 1st, 2022 at 10:49:04 PM EST
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