EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said remaining differences over a planned military headquarters had been resolved and it could be formally launched in a few days.
Brexit-bound Britain is blocking the launch of an EU military headquarters because it opposes any suggestion that the unit would have an active operational role.
Germany has called for the inspection of all the country’s army barracks after memorabilia commemorating the Nazi army were found in a garrison.
With Russia stepping up its aggressions on the EU’s eastern border, and in light of President Donald Trump’s reticence to commit to NATO unless other members pay their way, EU politicians and bureaucrats are increasingly concerned about security.
The four ministers belonging to the "Southern Quartet" on Monday discussed different positions on the transatlantic relation between NATO partners.
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