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Europe on the threshold of a new defense project

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In the coming days, more than half of the EU members will announce that they will take part in a new defense project of a united Europe - the Agreement on Permanent Structured Cooperation in Europe (PESCO), reports Kommersant with reference to the Financial Times.


Boris Johnson in Estonia at tank Challenger September 2017

According to the newspaper, a formal announcement of the plans of countries wishing to enter PESCO will take place on November 13 at a meeting of foreign ministers and military departments of EU countries.

“Germany and France, that is, the countries that are behind this project, as well as most of the major EU member states, including Spain and Italy, will declare their support for the initiative. Formally, the project will be launched at the EU summit in December of this year, ”the article says.

It is expected that the project will support two-thirds of the members of the union.

PESCO supporters say that “the project will be more an addition than an alternative to NATO, since it is NATO that will continue to bear the main responsibility for the security of Europe.”

Skeptics point to obvious discrepancies between Paris and Berlin regarding the prospects of a new pact.

France wanted (to see) a small but highly efficient group of countries that would unite around the French armed forces to carry out joint interventionist operations abroad under an EU mandate. Under pressure from Germany (membership) PESCO has increased,
said the head of Carnegie Europe, Tomas Valasek.

Nevertheless, according to Valashek, even in this form, “the organization will be very important for the EU, even if cooperation concerned the joint production of armaments”.

This can not be called a trivial task, since the way European countries spend the funds allocated for defense is extremely inefficient,
added on.
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  1. Herculesic
    Herculesic 8 November 2017 15: 00 New
    +1
    I understand that Johnson put a dove on his helmet? wassat It’s like a pig on a submarine - screeching and stinking, but it’s only worth it when it goes under the knife! !!
    1. 79807420129
      79807420129 8 November 2017 15: 04 New
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      to carry out joint interventionist operations abroad under the EU mandate.

      What is the intention of the intervention? Do not forget the strongest army in Europe. fellow
      1. NIKNN
        NIKNN 8 November 2017 15: 14 New
        +2
        Quote: 79807420129
        What is the intention of the intervention? Do not forget the strongest army in Europe.

        Deeper here. One side
        to carry out joint interventionist operations abroad under the EU mandate
        It is as if they are positioning that there is power and their armies haven’t collapsed, because today they alone will not be able to cope with a well-organized bandit group. And in the political arena, weight is desirable.
        On the other hand
        PESCO supporters say that “the project will be more an addition than an alternative to NATO, since it is NATO that will continue to bear the main responsibility for the security of Europe.”
        There is, as it were, a way to get away from the duties of feeding NATO for free, like it’s better to develop one’s own, at the same time to do the same than to buy what NATO says.
        In addition, there is a certain attempt to distance oneself from NATO. After all, if, something their USA will first of all put under attack, and here we would be NATO, and if something, then yes we ourselves ... There is a certain smell of urine from these movements ...
        1. 210ox
          210ox 8 November 2017 15: 20 New
          +3
          Redhead nonsense on the tank .. and even ziguyuschy ..
          1. NIKNN
            NIKNN 8 November 2017 15: 22 New
            +2
            Quote: 210ox
            Redhead nonsense on the tank .. and even ziguyuschy ..

            So he’ll probably be appointed commander in chief of this structure smile Well, who else? request
            1. cniza
              cniza 8 November 2017 16: 05 New
              +1
              The photo shows a symbol of the modern European army.
            2. alexmach
              alexmach 8 November 2017 19: 08 New
              +1
              actually vryatli. Have you ever forgotten that Britain gathered from the EU to leave? Even if it really doesn’t work out, it will most likely still work in the American NATO format and not in the Berlin-Paris project.
      2. Vasya Vassin
        Vasya Vassin 8 November 2017 15: 33 New
        +1
        The Polish guys in the photo need to be saved, they got into a bad company!
      3. Pravodel
        Pravodel 8 November 2017 16: 46 New
        0
        In history, the united army of Europe has already been seen 2 times: under Napoleon and under Hitler. How it ended is known ... But, God loves the Trinity ... Apparently, Europe decided to implement a third attempt in the hope that it will be more successful. At the same time, let them not forget: whoever comes to us with a sword will die from the sword. On that stood, stands, and the Russian land will stand.

        "People-State-Fatherland" - this is the slogan of every Russian patriot. A strong state, a united people, a prosperous country for centuries, which cannot be broken by internal and external enemies.
  2. Primoos
    Primoos 8 November 2017 15: 01 New
    +3
    It can be seen that they are preparing to defend themselves from NATO.
    1. zoff-2017
      zoff-2017 8 November 2017 15: 13 New
      0
      "... to carry out joint interventionist operations abroad under the EU mandate."
      They are preparing to attack.
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 8 November 2017 19: 53 New
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        Quote: Primoos
        It can be seen that they are preparing to defend themselves from NATO.

        The landing in Britain is slowly being prepared))).
  3. stolz
    stolz 8 November 2017 15: 04 New
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    And where will every little thing like the Baltic warriors, Montenegro, Bulgaria and other midgets-midgets go? There is no benefit from them, but there is an abundance of headache and hemorrhoids.
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov 8 November 2017 15: 07 New
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      And where will every little thing like the Baltic warriors, Montenegro, Bulgaria and other midgets-midgets go?


      to the East. after being organized under the banners of the next Reich
      1. Primoos
        Primoos 8 November 2017 15: 57 New
        +1
        Quote: c-Petrov
        And where will every little thing like the Baltic warriors, Montenegro, Bulgaria and other midgets-midgets go?


        to the East. after being organized under the banners of the next Reich

        Will they send for recycling?
  4. Fight
    Fight 8 November 2017 15: 11 New
    0
    Boris rides ....
  5. stolz
    stolz 8 November 2017 15: 17 New
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    Quote: c-Petrov
    And where will every little thing like the Baltic warriors, Montenegro, Bulgaria and other midgets-midgets go?


    to the East. after being organized under the banners of the next Reich

    Quote: c-Petrov
    And where will every little thing like the Baltic warriors, Montenegro, Bulgaria and other midgets-midgets go?


    to the East. after being organized under the banners of the next Reich

    The answer is wrong, but in reality they will go where all the people came from.
  6. K-50
    K-50 8 November 2017 15: 27 New
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    Boris Johnson in Estonia on the tank Challenger, September 2017

    Borka then in the photo probably also sent a pen towards Russia. Many of these have already seen history, but all "not salty slurping" cleaned. yes
  7. Going
    Going 8 November 2017 16: 08 New
    +9
    More than half of the EU members in the coming days will announce that they will participate in the new defense project of a united Europe


    And the rest will be with whom? with Russia? belay laughing
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 8 November 2017 16: 12 New
    +3
    Et, they love all sorts of commissions \ committees \ coalitions!
    Still, whatever the gynecologist / proctologist will be headed!
    In principle, they just have to fight, al face to fill the people that is enough ???
  9. APASUS
    APASUS 8 November 2017 18: 28 New
    +1
    How everything was properly arranged, called a defense project of European scale, but in fact the whole secret is revealed in one phrase:
    PESCO supporters say that “the project will be more of an addition, not an alternative to NATO

    and if you don’t run into terminology, then Europe creates simply a program for which it should allocate money and everything, just a bureaucratic approach.
  10. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 8 November 2017 20: 00 New
    0
    Lavrov also needs to be photographed on the tank, there will be a symmetrical answer.
  11. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 9 November 2017 01: 12 New
    +4
    Who wants to enter PESCO (squeak)?))

    Still Borya ziguet, from whom did he learn?