Archiv: EU army

06.04.2019 - 19:37 [ ]

Guy Verhofstadt calls for EU army capable of launching strikes on Syria

Mr Verhofstadt was speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg during a debate on the future of Europe, which was begun with a flagship address by Emmanuel Macron, the French president and poster child for closer EU integration.

The former prime minister of Belgium attacked the EU for its inertia in the face of crisis and called for reforms of “daring and vision” after Brexit.

05.04.2019 - 14:23 [ Jacob Rees-Mogg, Conservative and Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

If a long extension leaves us stuck in the EU we should be as difficult as possible. We could veto any increase in the budget, obstruct the putative EU army and block Mr Macron’s integrationist schemes.

22.01.2019 - 19:34 [ Guy Verhofstadt, Brexit Coordinator for @Europarl_EN ‏/ Twitter ]

Macron and Merkel now fully back a European army. That’s great news! I explained why we need it at the #ALDECongress in Madrid. Watch my intervention

10.11.2018 - 07:14 [ ]

European defense coalition launched in Paris – media

A coalition of European militaries ready to react to crises near the continent’s borders was launched on Wednesday with Finland becoming the 10th country to join, amid calls by French President Emmanuel Macron for a „real European army.“

The French-led initiative would not conflict with the almost 70-year-old, U.S.-dominated NATO alliance, proponents say, but reflects in part concerns about a more isolationist United States under President Donald Trump, as reported by Reuters.

10.11.2018 - 06:39 [ BBC ]

France’s Macron pushes for ‚true European army‘

(6.8.2018) French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that Europeans cannot be protected without a „true, European army“, as he marks the centenary of the World War One Armistice.

On a visit to the former Western Front in Verdun, he said Russia had shown it could be a threat and Europe had to be able „to defend itself better alone“.