France 'at war' inaugurates EU's mutual defence clause
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France 'at war' inaugurates EU's mutual defence clause
France 'at war' inaugurates EU's mutual defence clause

President François Hollande said he will invoke the European Union's ‘mutual defence clause’ for the first time to combat the perpetrators of the Paris attacks, betting on EU support over NATO in the country's fight against the Islamic State.

Speaking on Monday (16 November) during a joint session of both houses of parliament in Versailles, Hollande said that "France is at war" and that the jihadist group is “not only an enemy of France but an enemy of Europe”.

Following the killing of 129 people on Friday (13 November), Hollande said that France is committed to “destroying” Islamic State.

In a surprise move, he told lawmakers that France will invoke article 42.7 of the EU Treaty during a meeting of EU defence ministers on Tuesday (17 November). The article “provides that when a state is attacked, all member states must bring their solidarity to address the aggression”, Hollande reminded. (...)

http://www.euractiv.com/sections/global-...use-319531

http://www.opex360.com/2015/11/16/defens...uropeenne/

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2015 Nov 17 11:39
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