European Council: Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell upon arrival

21 Oct: European Council: Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell upon arrival

(Source: EEAS)

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Good afternoon, buenos días,

Allow me to say something about something that is not on the agenda of the European Union Council today. This morning we have had a seminar with the Ministers of Defence to continue discussing about the Strategic Compass that will be on the agenda of the next Defence Ministers [meeting].

It has been an intense discussion about how to finish the building of this Strategic Compass in order for the European Union to act more and better as a security provider. To use all our forces, to spend better on defence …