France calls on EU partners to help in fighting ISIS

France calls on EU partners to help in fighting ISIS
An estimated 129 people were killed in Paris on Friday night Pic: Rollingnews.ie

First time Lisbon Treaty common defence clause has been invoked

France has sought help in fighting ISIS from its European Union partners under the Lisbon Treaty, but this does not imply a common security and defence operation, according to the EU’s foreign policy chief.

At a meeting of defence ministers in the wake of Friday's attacks in Paris, French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian officially became the first to invoke the treaty’s mutual defence clause.

Le Drian said that France was seeking assistance...

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