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  • France rejected a report in one of Britain’s publications claiming that it would be prepared to give its permanent seat at the UN Security Council to European Union
  • France is among the five permanent members of the UN Security Council together with Britain, China, Russia and the United States

On Wednesday, France rejected a report in one of Britain’s publications claiming that it would be prepared to give its permanent seat at the UN Security Council to the European Union.

The publication quoted a member of the European parliament who stated that France would consider exchanging the seat in exchange for support from other EU members for a European army and reforms to the way the bloc prepares its foreign policy.

A French Presidency spokesperson uttered, “We formally deny this. The seat is ours and will remain that way.” The spokesperson continued, “We coordinate with the EU as much as possible and with complete sovereignty.”

France is among the five permanent members of the UN Security Council together with Britain, China, Russia, and the United States.

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