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EU creates defence and space branch 'to complement NATO'

  • The European Union will create a new defence and  space arm to help fund, develop and deploy armed  forces, the bloc's incoming chief executive said,  naming an ally of French President Emmanuel  Macron for the role.
  • The creation of a defence branch in the European  Commission, long resisted by Britain, is an attempt  to stem a decline in EU influence.