Today’s Daily Express confirms what we have been reporting, but we can also report that the EU Army is now established and can be activated in 24 hours if necessary. We reveal where the command and control centre will be.
This has a bearing on the EU Referendum vote, so please share widely.
‘SECRET PLOT EXPOSED: EU in stealth plan to set up ARMY by merging German and Dutch forces’
AN EU armed forces is being set up “by stealth” with the merger of the German and Dutch armies and navies, it has emerged.
By DAVID MADDOX
PUBLISHED: 03:37, Wed, Apr 20, 2016 | UPDATED: 07:17, Wed, Apr 20, 2016
‘The plan is for the two countries to create a nucleus of an EU armed forces to fulfil the long term goal spelt out by German defence minister last year of having an EU army.
Ukip defence spokesman Mike Hookem is to ask the Commission what role it has played in talks to bring the new German/ Dutch force together as a nucleus for an EU military.
He pointed out that the developments are part of the centralisation by stealth going on in the EU which Britain will be dragged into if it votes to remain in the EU.
He warned that the move is aimed at beginning a merger without going through the council of ministers and other EU bodies and then creating an EU military by stealth by adding other countries.
And it has also emerged that the Czech Republic has also started talks to have its army become part of the Germany’s army.
Last month the Dutch 43rd Mechanised Brigade came under German command as part of its German 1st Armoured Division.
This followed the Dutch 11th Airmobile Brigade coming under German command in 2015
As things stand the Dutch Army has been reduced to its 13th Mechanised Brigade along with special forces, support and headquarters staff but there are plans to merge these with the German Army too.
In addition the sea battalion of the German Navy will be gradually into the Royal Dutch Navy by 2018 and the two countries are sharing Holland’s largest ship, the Karel Doorman.
The acceleration of the merger of the German and Dutch military follows talks last year when the German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leye declared that the long term aim is to create an EU army.
She said: “The European Army is our long-term goal, but first we have to strengthen the European Defence Union.’
She added: “To achieve this, some nations with concrete military cooperation must come to the fore – and the Germans and the Dutch are doing this.”
Mr Hookem MEP said that the the Germans and Dutch are “creating an EU army by stealth”.
He went on: “The EU was supposed to be about corralling Germany military dominance in Europe.
That aspiration has clearly died and just as Germany now politically dominates the EU, this latest move with the
“Dutch army shows that in time Germany wants to expand and control as much as it can militarily.
The EU is moving towards a common defence and foreign policy regime with an EU army as the goal. While Britain remains in the EU, we cannot escape being part of this dangerous setup. ”
Ukip also noted that the reason to create an EU army “by the backdoor” is because other countries in Europe have opposed the move, most notably Denmark where voters rejected the Maastricht Treaty in the 1990s because of a clause to create an EU Military.
However, if an EU armed forces becomes “a fait accompli” it would be difficult for the UK and other countries to resist joining it….’