An update from yesterday’s news telling us of vote to create a European Army now tells us it’s official. Another chapter in world history is in the making and why this isn’t on any major global news outlets is beyond belief. Ironically, the EU is stating one of the main reasons for the creation of a European Army is a worsening “security situation” from within — a problem largely created by itself.
THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU) Army will be up and running in less than a year after MEPs today voted for the creation of a super force which can override NATO.
The vote was not supported by everyone in the Strasbourg Parliament after it narrowly passed by 369 votes to 255, with 70 abstentions.
And astonishingly it has been agreed that the EU should also be prepared to act autonomously in cases where NATO is not willing to take the lead.
However the EU is celebrating this victory claiming the security situation in and around Europe has worsened significantly in recent years, due to challenges like terrorism, hybrid threats or cyber and energy insecurity.
It says no country is able to tackle defence alone and “solidarity and resilience require the EU to stand and act together”.
European politicians have now guaranteed at least £420m-a-year in funding to set up their new European wide army which will be a “rapid response” team.
Rapporteur Urmas Paet who supported the plans told the debate: “Our Union is not equipped to face overwhelming defence challenges. For almost 30 years, most of its member states have been cutting their defence budgets, leading to smaller armed forces.
“Cooperation among member states is occasional and Europe continues to rely heavily on NATO capabilities and on the US solidarity.
“The momentum to move towards a working European Defence Policy has come.”
MEPs want the EU to respond faster and more robustly to real threats, which, they say, demand that Europe’s armed forces work together better.
They suggested introducing a “European Defence Semester, whereby member states would consult each other’s planning and cycles and procurement plans” and advocate strengthening the European Defence Agency’s coordination role.
The resolution also called upon the European Council to lead the creation of “common Union defence policy and to provide additional financial resources ensuring its implementation.”
…Mike Hookem said it was “Terrible news for democracy and sovereignty in the EU.
“Whilst our government is hamstrung by anti democratic MPs and the bloated House of Lords determined to railroad the referendum result the EU has pushed ahead with their dream of an EU military.
“We cannot delay any longer or we risk being caught up in this federalist nightmare.
“Our service personnel take an oath to Her Majesty not the President of the EU but if we don’t extract ourselves soon not only will we be paying for it but we could be caught up in it.”
Full article: DAWN OF EU ARMY: MEPs APPROVE new £420million-a-year SUPER FORCE to defend Europe (Express)