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Les États-Unis tancent les Européens sur leurs initiatives de défense. La lettre américaine décryptée - 1 May 2019

The United States is closely following the European Union (EU) process of finalizing the draft regulation for the European Defence Fund (EDF) and the draft Council decision on general conditions for third-state participation in the EU's Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) projects. The United States is eager to see EU Member States develop defense capabilities that complement North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) objectives as a force multiplier for the already strong transatlantic security relationship. It is vital that we continue to increase coordination and collaboration between NATO and the EU, and that independent EU initiatives like EDF and PESCO do not detract from NATO activities and NATO-EU cooperation. [...]