The Wall Street Journal: Germany’s Merkel calls for more EU sharing of intelligence information

BERLIN—Leaders from France, Germany and Italy proposed Monday to step up cooperation in areas like intelligence sharing and border defense, without giving any sign that they will grow closer economically in response to Brexit.

“In the face of Islamist terror and the civil war in Syria, we have to do more for both our internal and external security,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel, calling for national intelligence services across the EU to share information with each other more closely.

She was speaking during a meeting near Naples with French President François Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. The leaders of the European Union’s three biggest countries by population — without the U.

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