Brussels offers defence spending support to EU countries

The European Commission wants member states to spend more on defence and to help them do it more efficiently, as it looks to better manage the bloc’s capabilities following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

More EU countries are inflating their military budgets as a result of Moscow’s recent aggression, which is why, in an unprecedented move, the European Commission said on Wednesday that it can coordinate this spending on their behalf to increase the effectiveness of defence expenditure.