European Army

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  • European army 2018-12-30 09:39

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    Independent European army: A dream which will never come true 

    TEHRAN - It has been a rather long time that politicians like the French President Emmanuel Macron, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, didn't speak of the formation of an "Independent European Army." This is doubling the assumptions on the cross-sectional and reactionary nature of this idea by European authorities.

  • Marc Finaud, France Former spokesman of Foreign Ministry 2018-11-21 10:50

    By Javad Heirannia

    Transatlantic differences justify European efforts to become more autonomous: Finaud 

    TEHRAN - Marc Finaud, the former French Foreign Ministry spokesman, says that “the reasons why France and Germany saw an interest in developing further EU strategic autonomy were related to the apparent reduced American interest in transatlantic solidarity, and the prospect of the United Kingdom leaving the EU, because the UK was one of the two leading military powers in Europe but always opposed any progress towards a ‘European army’.”

  • Mahmood Monshipouri 2018-11-20 09:58

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    A real European army: A naive or prudent idea?

    A new strategic debate has engulfed not only the European continent but also other great powers across the globe.  The idea of an EU collective defense, now dubbed as “an integrated EU military” is not new—as it has in the past been briefly mentioned by Silvio Berlusconi when he was the Italian prime minister, but more recently, by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

  • Peter Jenkins 2018-09-04 11:09

    By Javad Heirannia

    European army is much closer to aspiration than reality: Jenkins

    TEHRAN - Peter Jenkins, former UK Ambassador to the IAEA and UN says that “In theory, Europe is perfectly capable of forming a treaty-based collective security organisation from which the United States and Canada (and maybe the United Kingdom) are excluded.”

  • Marc Finaud 2018-09-03 10:16

    By Javad Heirannia

    EU not wait for Trump to start building its common security: Former diplomat

    TEHRAN - Marc Finaud, France Former spokesman of Foreign Ministry says that “EU did not wait for Trump to start building its common security and defence policy, including by including in the Lisbon Treaty an assistance clause even stronger than the one in the NATO Treaty.”

  • Pastori Gianluca 2018-09-02 12:09

    Security partnership with Russia is important for Europe: Italian expert

    Commenting on recent French president’s remarks, Dr. Pastori Gianluca says by emphasizing the need to engage Moscow in a ‘security partnership’, Macron touches an important point.