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Blueprint for EU army to be agreed

John Byrne
London Telegraph [1]
Thursday, Feb 19, 2009

A security blueprint charting a path to a European Union army will be agreed by Euro-MPs on Thursday.

The plan, which has influential support in Germany and France, proposes to set up a “Synchronised Armed Forces Europe”, or Safe, as a first step towards a true European military force.

The move comes as France, a supporter of an EU army, prepares to rejoin Nato and to take over one of the Alliance’s top military posts. General Charles de Gaulle withdrew French forces in 1966.

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Geoffrey Van Orden MEP, the Conservative European defence spokesman, warned that British ministers are “in denial”.

He said: “They are sleepwalking towards a European army and seem to have little awareness of what is going on.”

The EU proposals, drafted by Karl von Wogau, a German MEP, envisage a “dynamic to further development of co-operation between national armed forces so that they become increasingly synchronised – this process [should] be given the name Safe”.

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