Tag: Holy Roman Empire

EU takes step toward joint army

The vast majority of EU states have agreed to create what some have called the nucleus of a joint army.Twenty three out of 28 EU states signed the declaration in Brussels on Monday (13 November), prior to making a legally binding pledge at an EU summit next month. British firms stand to lose EU defence […]

Echoes of Cold War as NATO mulls new North Atlantic command

NATO needs to establish a new regional base for protecting the North Atlantic against increased Russian naval strength, a senior alliance general said on Monday, as allies consider the next step in a military build-up reminiscent of the Cold War.FILE PHOTO: Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Czech Army General Petr Pavel, arrives to address […]

The Grand Plans to Renew the European Union

The European Union is riddled with overlapping problems. The euro currency crisis, diverging policies on Russia and Turkey, irregular migration patterns, rising nationalism, terrorism and Euroskepticism are just a few — not to mention the Brexit. With all of these issues piling up, it’s little wonder that some EU leaders have judged the European project […]

NATO Has Little Confidence In Its Ability To Counter Russian Attack

NATO has little confidence in its ability to counter a Russian attack against eastern European members, according to a leaked internal document.   German newspaper Der Spiegel published excerpts from NATO’s “Progress Report on the Strengthened Deterrence and Defense Capability of the Alliance” in its Saturday edition. The report outlines the alliance’s ability to “react […]

Donald Tusk tells UK: You can still stop Brexit

Top European Union official Donald Tusk has warned the “toughest stress test” of Brexit negotiations is still to come and suggested Britain could yet stay in the bloc.   With Theresa May hoping exit talks will move on to discussions about trade by the end of the year, the European Council president insisted it is […]

Germany Drafts Outline of EU-U.K. Ties Post-Brexit, Paper Shows

Germany is working on proposals for the European Union’s future relations with the U.K. that include calls for a “comprehensive free-trade accord” with the British government, according to a draft paper prepared by the Foreign Ministry in Berlin.With EU leaders due to discuss Brexit at a summit in Brussels on Thursday, the document lays out […]

NATO launches Black Sea force as latest counter to Russia

The force will initially be built around a Romanian brigade of up to 4,000 soldiers, supported by troops from nine other NATO countries, and complementing a separate deployment of 900 U.S. troops who are already in place. The plans are to include additional air and sea assets to give the force greater capabilities.SPONSORED“Our purpose is […]

Russian War Games Spark NATO Concerns

The NATO secretary general has said that Russia must allow NATO to observe its military exercises near the Baltic states next week in a bid to increase transparency. Jens Stoltenberg said Russia must accept the NATO exercises under guidelines agreed between the two powers, which laid out plans for war games involving more than 30,000 […]

NATO battlegroups in Baltic nations and Poland fully operational

In response to a changed security environment, Allied leaders decided at the Warsaw Summit in 2016 to enhance NATO’s military presence in the eastern part of the Alliance. Since then, four multinational battlegroups totaling approximately 4,500 troops have deployed to the Baltic nations and Poland. Canada leads the battlegroup in Latvia, with contributions by Albania, […]

MEPs unveil plan for EU army, navy and air force after Britain has left

In a dossier compiled by the liberal ALDE grouping, which is headed by Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt, MEPs call for “EU integrated military forces” to intervene on behalf of the bloc across the globe.   They say Brussels needs “autonomous” military capabilities which would have their own budget, be under the direct command of eurocrats […]