European countries have made slow progress in armaments cooperation for the past 40 years and are still working to achieve that goal, with limited funding.  A 1975 report by then-Belgian Prime Minister Leo Tindemanns led to creation of the Integrated European Program Group in 1976, followed by the Western European Armaments Group in 1993 and in 2005 to the European Defense Agency (EDA), which exists today. The end of the Cold War did not relieve pressure for European cooperation on ...

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