Posts published in Day: May 1, 2018

Forces from across the world descend on Faslane for military exercise

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

More than 11,600 personnel from 17 nations are at Faslane naval base for one of the largest military exercises of its kind in Europe. Called Joint Warrior, the bi-annual exercise will last for two weeks and is aimed at preparing troops for what Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson called the “intensifying threats” facing the UK. The exercise, which runs until May 4, and will involve Britain’s army, navy and air force,…

Military exercise planned for may

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Upcoming military exercises are expected to result in an increased Canadian Armed Forces presence in the area. National Defence issued announcements on Friday, advising that there could be more of a military presence on area roadways, as well as the sounds of small arms fire and an explosion from the Canadian Forces Base Meaford in the coming days. Approximately 200 soldiers will be conducting a military road move between London…

Lithuanian energmin calls Nord Stream 2 a threat to EU solidarity

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Lithuanian Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas on Thursday reiterated that Nord Stream 2, an underwater gas pipeline to be built in the Baltic Sea, will make the European Union even more energy-dependent and will let Russia strengthen its influence on the European energy sector. The Lithuanian minister said so after signing with his Ukrainian counterpart a joint statement on threats posed by the Nord Stream 2 project. “Both Lithuania and Ukraine…

Juncker: No European security agenda ‘without Russia’

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Europe is losing ground on global stage and should ‘listen to the rest of the world,’ European Commission president says in interview. Europe and Russia need to “re-establish contact” and move past “Cold War rhetoric,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in an interview published Saturday. “My friend Vladimir Putin — because we have been friends for years, even though nowadays you cannot say that Putin is your friend — was…

Defence chief SLAMS European army project and vows UK will always look to NATO post-Brexit

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Dr Julian Lewis argued that despite the EU’s intention of delving into the field of defence it would be inconceivable that PESCO would take precedence over NATO in the event of an international crisis threatening Europe. Dr Lewys claimed that the UK will continue to look to NATO defence and security decisions post-Brexit should it be called to act in a European military conflict. He said: “Ever…