EU Officials Agree to Draft Security Strategy

From Times Wire Reports

European Union foreign ministers agreed to draft the EU’s first common European security strategy in a bid to avoid future diplomatic rifts like that over the war in Iraq.

An EU source said ministers from 25 current and future member states, meeting on a luxury cruise yacht moored in the harbor of the most easterly Greek island, Kastellorizon, reached agreement after a debate on defense and transatlantic relations.

EU officials said the aim was to ultimately have a joint doctrine on when the use of force may be appropriate.