Posts tagged as European Army

European army: an apple of discord

By Viktors Domburs on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The initiative of creating a European Army actually is in the air of the European Union. Both French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel declared this month that they support the need to create a joint European army. By the way these two countries are the strongest EU member states from economic and political points of view. Their words are not just “air shaking” but the subject to…

Gavin Williamson warned EU’s desire for European army is ‘absolutely crazy idea’

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The EU’s desire for a European army that would rival NATO is an ‘absolutely crazy idea’ that would undermine peace and security, the Defence Secretary has warned. Gavin Williamson’s comments come after French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a ‘true European army’. He also criticised both countries for not spending 2 per cent of their gross domestic product on defence, a NATO guideline. Speaking about the prospect of a European…

Merkel calls for European army at EU Parliament address

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Angela Merkel echoed French President Emmanuel Macron’s cries for a European army at the ‘Future of Europe’ address. “We should work on a vision of one day establishing a real European army,” Merkel told members of the Parliament. Macron’s calls for such an army were heavily criticised by US President Donald Trump, who called it “very insulting” while continuing his spat with the French leader via Twitter this afternoon. In…

Why the US-European Defense Umbrella is on the Brink of Folding Up

By Gevorg Mirzayan  on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Academic, journalist and political commentator Gevorg Mirzayan explains why NATO’s Eastern flank, as well as the countries of the former Soviet space aspiring to join the Western alliance, are being set up have their security and geopolitical ambitions thwarted. The past week has seen important statements by high-level EU officials on the subject of European defense. On Friday, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini declaredthat the world was in “a state of chaos,” with the “European way…