Welcome to EU Tweets of the Week. This week PESCO news dominates the bubble, we need a Social Pillar on the double, rule of law in Poland reduced to rubble and refugees in Greece face winter trouble.
#PESCO was THE trending hashtag in EU circles this week as 23 member states signed a joint notification on Permanent Structured Cooperation on defence.
Frederica Mogherini said it was a “historic step” for EU defence after 23 Member States notified a joint decision to start Permanent Structured Cooperation.
Martin Selmayr – yes the real one, not the parody account we are so fond of here at Tweets of the Week – said “She is awake! Juncker’s “sleeping beauty” PESCO is the first step towards a European Defence Union within NATO”.
Juncker argued for the defence arrangement during his election campaign. Now, three years later it is becoming a reality, said the Commission.