"Today, after so many years, the provision of the Lisbon Treaty establishing the possibility for the European Union member states to have a Permanent Structured Cooperation on defense is going to be initiated", Mogherini told reporters upon her arrival for the council.
Similar efforts to deepen military links have been frustrated for decades, partly by Britain's fierce opposition to anything that might lead to a European army.
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, center, poses with EU foreign and defense ministers after signing the notification on Permanent Structure Cooperation (PESCO) on the margin of a foreign affairs council at the Europa building in Brussels, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.
Ireland, Portugal, and Malta are undecided whether to join. Denmark and Britain, which have a special opt-out status, are not expected to participate.
Trump has criticized other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members that fail to meet the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defense spending target of 2 per cent of gross domestic product.
The PESCO is expected to bring more binding commitments to strengthen cooperation in defense. The move, driven by France and Germany, is misguided.
On his way into the meeting, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called the pact "a very important step", recalling that there was "little enthusiasm" when it was first mooted.
"I'm a firm believer of stronger European defense, so I welcome PESCO because I believe that it can strengthen European defense, which is good for Europe but also good for NATO", Stoltenberg said.
The agreement commits countries to "regularly increasing defence budgets in real terms" as well as devoting 20 percent of defence spending to procurement and two percent on research and technology.
The agreement envisions a Permanent Structured Cooperation, or PESCO, which is meant to give the European Union a more coherent role in tackling worldwide crises, follows the announcement of a $6.4-billion European Defense Fund last June.
The 23 countries that announced their intention to take part in the new initiative are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
Her brother, a witness, testified that Maraj threatened to have him removed from his family if he spoke about the abuse. But social media is torn up about how media continues to involve Nicki Minaj in the news.
She reportedly said her mother told her she had received legal advice indicating that their marriage was legal. Under Oklahoma law, marrying a close relative is considered incest whether or not the relationship is sexual.
More than 90 percent of Alipay orders were placed via mobile, the majority on Alibaba's main e-commerce platform Taobao.com. In 2016, the volume was achieved in six minutes and 58 seconds, according to Alibaba , owner of TMall.
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One hundred Chinese students were enrolled this year on an MBA course at the institute, the local paper said. Paul, a communications student at the IGS campus told local media: "I was in class and I heard sirens".
It would be a good experience for a couple of the under-21s to come with us anyway and have a couple of days with the senior team. Loftus-Cheek has made just 20 starts on the domestic scene since being handed his professional debut in December 2014.
Khloe Kardashian's beau Tristan Thompson also surprised his ladylove with a birthday party at a popular hotspot in Hollywood. After news broke, Kardashian and West went to extreme lengths to ensure the woman was given around-the-clock security .
Asked if he could see himself being friends with Kim, Trump said: "That might be a odd thing to happen but it's a possibility". The post came in response to the country's foreign ministry calling Trump "an old lunatic" over his speech in South Korea.
One woman, Leigh Corfman, said she was 14 when Moore, then 32, had sexual contact with her, though they did not have intercourse. He told the Washington Examiner "there is nothing to see here" - and referred to the Bible as a defense.
Magnitude 7.2 natural disaster strikes near Halabjah, Iraq
Extensive damage has also been reported in countless villages , which have also seen telecommunication and power outages. A 7.2 magnitude natural disaster jolted the the As-Sulaymaniyah region near the Iraq and Iran border on Sunday.
Arctic blast sets record lows in NY area
The arctic system will linger throughout the week and temperatures will gradually increase as it dissipates, according to Simpson. Saturday marked the second consecutive day of record-breaking cold for the Boston area.
Tunisia, Morocco, reach Russian Federation 2018
Morocco and Tunisia have joined Nigeria, Egypt, and Senegal as the African teams who will be playing in the World Cup this summer. Dirar opened the scoring off a cross-turned-shot on 25 minutes and Benatia doubled the lead after a corner on the half-hour.
Places around Madison for Veterans Day discounts
Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us: Customers with valid military ID receive 15 percent off in-store purchases from November 4-11. A 10% discount is also offered to all other military veterans on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans Day.