France is on 'war economy' footing says Macron

Speaking at a weapons industry fair, French president said Europe needed 'a much larger defence industry' to avoid relying on suppliers elsewhere for its equipment needs, and called for bigger defence budgets.

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday called for a boost to defence budgets following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, saying France was now on a "war economy" footing, reports FRANCE 24.