European Union foreign and defence ministers will meet in Luxembourg on Monday to discuss the development of a European Security and Defence Union.

Ten European countries will be discussing regulations for a European intervention force.

Proposals for the use of the billion Euro EU defence budget and the changes to European traffic routes to meet military needs will also be on the agenda.

The EU ministers will also meet with NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg to deepen the relationship between the EU and NATO.

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg

Stoltenberg will be welcomed by Luxembourg's prime minister Xavier Bettel and defence minister Etienne Schneider. Foreign minister Jean Asselborn will also be meeting with Stoltenberg for separate talks. The meetings will be held in preparation to the NATO summit on 11 and 12 July in Brussels.