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Putin positive on Macron’s ‘European army’ plan

Posted by seumasach on November 17, 2018

So much for the theory that Russia seeks to undermine the EU by backing brexiteers and eurosceptics.
11th November, 2018
Europe’s desire to create its own army and stop relying on Washington for defense is not only understandable, but would be “positive” for the multipolar world, Vladimir Putin said days after Donald Trump ripped into it.

“Europe is … a powerful economic union and it is only natural that they want to be independent and … sovereign in the field of defense and security,” Putin told RT in Paris where world leaders gathered to mark the centenary of the end of WWI.

He also described the potential creation of a European army as “a positive process,” adding that it would “strengthen the multipolar world.” The Russian leader even expressed his support to French President Emmanuel Marcon, who recently championed this idea by saying that Russia’s stance on the issue “is aligned with that of France” to some extent.

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The EU has signed a deal to integrate 23 armies

Posted by seumasach on November 25, 2017

WEForum

20th November, 2017

It took 70 years, but the European Union finally signed a pact today (Nov. 13) agreeing to integrate military funding, weapons development, and deployment of European defenses.

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France and Germany propose EU ‘defence union’

Posted by seumasach on September 15, 2016

The UK had in the past opposed steps toward the creation of an EU army or duplication of Nato structures.

But the Franco-German paper says that “taking into account the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU, we have to henceforth act as 27 [member states]”.

EUObserver

12th September, 2016

Germany and France have drawn up plans for closer EU defence cooperation, including a new military HQ and swifter deployment of overseas missions.

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Hollande calls for European army amid terror alerts

Posted by seumasach on July 22, 2016

Sputnik News

20th July, 2016

French President Francois Hollande has begun touring European cities in the run-up to the next EU summit in September as part of an attempt to garner support for an European Union army, now that the UK – which opposed it – has signaled its intention to leave.

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