The European Commission have now revealed their plan for a €13 billion budget for a ‘European Defence Union’, with the Commission explaining themselves: “The European Union is stepping up its contribution to Europe’s collective security and defence”.
They also tweeted that “the EU needs to take greater responsibility for defending and protecting its citizens”.
They go on to lay out their agenda: “Cover joint costs of Common Security and Defence policy military missions…to enable the EU to engage in broader actions aimed at supporting non-EU countries’ armed forces with infrastructure, equipment, supplies or military technical assistance”.
The EU needs to take greater responsibility for defending and protecting its citizens.
We propose tools to help them in this effort: the European Defence fund, #PESCO, the European Peace Facility, #HorizonEU…
— European Commission 🇪🇺 (@EU_Commission) May 2, 2018
The EU’s huge increase in funding for ‘defence’ speaks for itself. Unelected EU Presidents having access to any sort of military capability is a disturbing development.