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    Default European Army a step closer

    From EU Observer, 13 November:

    The vast majority of EU states have agreed to create what some have called the nucleus of a joint army.
    Twenty three out of 28 EU states signed the declaration in Brussels on Monday (13 November), prior to making a legally binding pledge at an EU summit next month.

    British firms stand to lose EU defence contracts if UK stays out (Photo: Foreign & Commonwealth Office)
    Britain, Denmark, Ireland, Malta, and Portugal stayed out.

    But some of them, such as Ireland, indicated they might join in time for the summit. Britain, which is leaving the EU, could also take part under special conditions.

    EU foreign relations chief Federica Mogherini called the signing ceremony an "emotional moment".

    She said that, from the point of view of her native Italy, the decision had "dismantled the ghosts of the past" and showed that "the taboo concerning EU defence could be broken".

    She also said she hoped "this could be an inspiration for other areas of [EU] integration".

    Sigmar Gabriel, the German foreign minister, called it "a milestone in European development".

    Why has this major development been ignored by the Irish media, and worse still, by the Irish left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richardbouvet View Post
    From EU Observer, 13 November:

    The vast majority of EU states have agreed to create what some have called the nucleus of a joint army.
    Twenty three out of 28 EU states signed the declaration in Brussels on Monday (13 November), prior to making a legally binding pledge at an EU summit next month.

    British firms stand to lose EU defence contracts if UK stays out (Photo: Foreign & Commonwealth Office)
    Britain, Denmark, Ireland, Malta, and Portugal stayed out.

    But some of them, such as Ireland, indicated they might join in time for the summit. Britain, which is leaving the EU, could also take part under special conditions.

    EU foreign relations chief Federica Mogherini called the signing ceremony an "emotional moment".

    She said that, from the point of view of her native Italy, the decision had "dismantled the ghosts of the past" and showed that "the taboo concerning EU defence could be broken".

    She also said she hoped "this could be an inspiration for other areas of [EU] integration".

    Sigmar Gabriel, the German foreign minister, called it "a milestone in European development".

    Why has this major development been ignored by the Irish media, and worse still, by the Irish left?
    Thanks for posting this, Richard Bouvet.

    I guess some are ignoring it because they are not using a marxist approach and just jump from one reformist campaign to the next. And some of course did not ignore it, but campaigned against various EU Treaties because they were very obviously laying down the foundations for militarisation of the EU.
    And were mocked and jeered at as paranoid for doing so.

    Things have been going in this direction for years.

    I should not personalise this, but Mogherini from day one in the job has made me feel like throwing up. She is totally focused on building up the EU as an imperial bloc.
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
    — Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Default Re: European Army a step closer

    Bout time this happened. Long overdue. Doubt anyone much cares if Ireland is in or out.


    The problem with all the "little armies" of Europe is that, compared to the US and Russia, there is gross inefficiency due to duplication of both operational and administrative requirements. Too many tanks here, not enough aircraft there etc.
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