European leaders are once again calling for greater cooperation on defense, a move that risks damaging relations with the new U.S. administration under President Joe Biden.
"We reaffirm that, in the face of increased global instability, the EU needs to take more responsibility for its security," heads of state said in a statement at the end of a two-day virtual leaders' summit.
European Council President Charles Michel tried to offer assurances to the bloc's partners that the EU's "autonomy" would be "complementary" to its traditional alliances.
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