- WEU meeting in Marseile (Photo: French Presidency Web-site)
It is now practically absorbed by the EU.
One key element remains: Art. 5, which guarantees automatic mutual defence by each signatory against possible attacks on any of the others.
The Lisbon Treaty calls for a common defence in the EU and opens the way for a special “structured cooperation” in military and defence matters for countries interested in making this commitment
See also Defence.