Germany to launch initiative for “European army”

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German soldiers celebrate Christmas in Kabul, Afghanistan, 25 December 2013.

Germany to launch initiative for “European army”


According to a draft paper seen by the Financial Times, Germany is to push for progress towards a European army by advocating a joint headquarters and shared military assets.

“German security policy has relevance — also far beyond our country,” the paper states. “Germany is willing to join early, decisively and substantially as a driving force in international debates . . . to take responsibility and assume leadership”.
In December, Germany announced it would join the military campaign again...


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