Germany’s Merkel calls for creation of European army

15 November, 2018, 18:57 | Author: Wade Massey
  • After Trump unloads on Macron, Merkel joins calls for a European Union military

It came days after French president Emmanuel Macron called for a "real European army" to protect Europe from threats including Russia, China and the United States - despite it being a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally.

To a mix of applause and jeers from Eurosceptic MEPs, she said: "We have to look at the vision of one day creating a real, true European army". She added that Europe must "take its destiny into its own hands". The woman had then touched while Posing for a joint picture with Macron and Merkel embarrassed, but was also overjoyed: "This is fantastic", she said.

Macron's statement didn't exactly sit well with US President Donald Trump, who lashed out at his French counterpart on Tuesday and noted that France's problem during World War II wasn't the US, Russia, or China - it was Germany.

He even went further by suggesting that not only should Europe have a fully-fledged joint military but that - at least in some areas such as defence against cyber attacks - Europe could end up lumping the USA in the category of rivals, together with Russian Federation and China. But it was Germany in World Wars One & Two - How did that work out for France? "They were starting to learn German in Paris before the US came along", he tweeted Tuesday.

Things only went downhill for Trump from there, with Macron seemingly targeting Trump (and his rhetoric) in his prepared remarks.

"Stop tweeting! America needs some friends", Kerry said.

The European commission has said it is working towards military cooperation which might resemble an "EU army" in a number of years.

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That sentiment was echoed by U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on November 13.

"To me, Merkel's warmongering speech - which was made just over 48 hours after Europe marked the centenary of the Great War Armistice- is nothing less than shameless warmongering that aims to pit the whole of Europe against traditional allies such as the US".

Thirty-four joint missions by member states have been launched under the European Union flag since 2003 under the bloc's common security and defence policy.

The EU already has so-called battle groups to respond in crisis situations, though they have never been deployed.

"The times when we could rely on others has passed", she said.

Mr Henkel believes an offer to allow Britain tighter immigration controls and stop interference in domestic politics would be enough to tempt Britain to halt its European Union exit.

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