PESCO will rid us of NATO. Long in the planning...

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PESCO will rid us of NATO. Long in the planning...
« on: November 09, 2017, 09:23:32 PM »
PESCO will rid us of NATO. Long in the planning...


Nigel Farage has issued a stinging “told you so” message to Britain’s former deputy prime minister days before a number of EU states look set to sign a new defence pact.
http://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/nigel-farage/farages-stinging-message-to-clegg-i-told-you-there/
Even London, after years of opposing any plan to strengthen EU defense for fear of weakening NATO, said it did not oppose the plan.
Foreign policy chief wants to establish Europe as a ‘superpower that believes in multilateralism and cooperation.’
By Jacopo Barigazzi
11/14/16, 10:01 PM CET
Updated 11/15/16, 7:03 PM CET
As U.S. President-elect Donald Trump began choosing his senior White House staff on Monday, EU officials agreed to push ahead with greater military cooperation outside the existing NATO alliance.
The plan for greater military cooperation, pushed by Germany, France, Italy and Spain, took on new urgency after Trump’s victory last week. It could result in coordinated purchases of military equipment and the activation of an existing — but so far unused — jointly-operated rapid deployment force that presently consists of 1,500 troops.

Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign policy chief, on Monday said the plan would have gone forward regardless of the American election result. Mogherini has previously said the goal isn’t to create a so-called EU army, but rather to establish Europe as a “superpower that believes in multilateralism and cooperation.”
PESCO – an instrument relevant for the security of the EU and its citizens
PESCO is both a permanent framework for closer cooperation and a structured process to gradually deepen defence cooperation within the Union framework. It will be a driver for integration in the field of defence.
Each participating Member State provides a plan for the national contributions and efforts they have agreed to make. These national implementation plans are subject to regular assessment. This is different from the voluntary approach that is currently the rule within the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy.

 Time:   30:35 – EU military unification: Mogherini’s deadly strategy
https://www.ukcolumn.org/ukcolumn-news/uk-column-news-9th-november-2017




 
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