Post-Brexit EU needs joint military HQ, Jean-Claude Juncker says

September 14, 2016 10:30 AM

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Post-Brexit EU needs joint military HQ, Jean-Claude Juncker says

STRASBOURG: The European Union's chief executive called on Wednesday for a joint command headquarters for EU military missions and greater defence cooperation, reviving long-running efforts to reduce reliance on the United States.

In his annual speech to the European Parliament, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said no single EU government had a military big enough to deal with security challenges on Europe's doorstep, from Islamic militants to a more hostile Russia.

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