The term European military super-state was used by members of the Irish parliament who opposed the Lisbon Treaty in warning of what it entailed. Irish members of parliament voted against the treaty in 2008, then – as is par for the course in post-Cold War Europe – were compelled to vote the right way the following year. Nations in bold print below are not (yet) NATO members, for all the difference there is in the false distinction between the EU and NATO, one pushed assiduously over the decades by certain false prophets. – RR
March 20, 2023
17 EU states, Norway agree to jointly buy ammunition for Ukraine
Seventeen European Union countries and Norway have agreed to jointly buy ammunition for Ukraine and to replenish their own stockpiles, the European Defence Agency announced on
“The project opens the way for EU Member States and Norway to proceed along two paths: a two-year, fast-track procedure for 155mm artillery rounds and a seven-year project to acquire multiple ammunition types,” the agency said in a statement.
The document is a precursor to starting talks with industry with the aim of signing contracts….
“Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden and Norway have signed,” the European Defence Agency said.
“More Member States have already expressed their intent to join the initiative soon following national procedures,” it added.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, who heads the European Defence Agency, said: “Today, we take a step forward. We are delivering on our promises to provide Ukraine with more artillery ammunition.”
Borrell added: “With today’s signature, 18 countries have signed up to aggregate orders and place them together with the industry through the European Defence Agency.”