EU to launch new spy school as part of defense pact

EU to launch new spy school as part of defense pact
EU Headquarters Berlaymont bldg, Brussels. Wikimedia Commons PD (Romaine)

[Ed. – Gee, what could possibly go wrong here?  I’m actually not as concerned that Greece and Cyprus have close Russia ties as I am that Germany and France think this is a good idea.  The collective mind-losing is coming along nicely.]

The defense ministers of 25 EU member countries agreed Monday on a joint EU intelligence school, along with 16 other new projects, as part of their military pact.

The new projects, signed off by the defense ministers of all the EU’s member countries except Denmark, Malta and the United Kingdom under the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) pact, range from improving training and facilities to boosting maritime operations and air systems, as POLITICO reported before their official adoption.

The establishment of a joint EU spy school would be a big step forward for the bloc’s intelligence community. Until recently, a significant deepening of intelligence cooperation in the Union was blocked by the U.K. …

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However, eyebrows will be raised by the proposal to have Greece lead the academy, with help from Cyprus, meaning two of the EU’s members with the closest ties to Moscow would run the project.

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