Defense and foreign ministers from 23 European Union countries signed up to a plan to establish the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), which will allow countries to cooperate more closely on security operations and building up military capability.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini described the signing of PESCO as a "historic moment in European defense."
The decision to launch PESCO indicates Europe's move towards self-sufficiency in defense matters instead of relying solely on NATO. The EU, however, also stressed that PESCO is complimentary to NATO, in which 22 of the EU's 28 countries are members.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the launch, saying that he saw it as an opportunity to "strengthen the European pillar within NATO." Stoltenberg had previously urged European nations to increase their defense budget.
"I'm a firm believer of stronger European defense, so I welcome PESCO because I believe that it can strengthen European defense, which is good for Europe but also good for NATO," Stoltenberg said.
This can only underline what an enormous threat to world peace and national sovereignty the EU has become and how right Brtish voters were to vote for Brexit. The EU is no longer an economivc union, it is on the way to becoming an authoritarian, InterNational Socialist Empire. If we remind you of a story run by the left wing and staunchly pro EU newspaper The Guardian during the referendum campaign:
Is there a secret plan to create an EU army?
Claims from the leave side about moves to unify Europe’s armed forces are nothing more than fantasy
The Guardian now claims they simply got it wrong. If they did they are a bunch of incompetent wankers who should not be running a news organization because EU Commission President, Jean Claude Juncker, European Council president Donald Tusk and President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz were all on record as having stated that an EU army was essentiale. More likely however is that jouranists and editors did what lefties always do when face with inconvenient truths. THEY LIED.
Leader of this push for pan - Euroipean militarism is the usual suspect whenever world domination ambitions are mentioned. Yes, Germany Is Quietly Building A European Army Under Its Command
What does it take to wake people up, the European Union is goosestepping towards Naziism.