The EU countries' differing national security concerns and domestic industrial interests make them hesitant to pool defense resources.
Jul 25, 2013 | 09:34 GMT
The far northern countries can benefit from working together, but national security tensions remain.
Jun 6, 2013 | 05:33 GMT
Admitting more observer countries will raise the council's profile but will not necessarily facilitate policy decisions.
May 17, 2013 | 09:16 GMT