EU Army outrage: Shock claim military unit could ‘liberate’ Brussels from US revealed

Victory in Europe (VE) Day on May 8, 1945 saw Britain and its Allies formally accept Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender after almost six years of war. At 3pm, former Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced on the radio that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany’s surrender the day before. Unfortunately, this year, the events marking Victory in Europe Day’s 75th anniversary have been cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.

However, socially-distanced wreath-laying, a two-minute silence, a re-broadcast of Winston Churchill’s speech and an address from the Queen are the national events still taking place.

As people look for safe alternatives to celebrate within their own homes, unearthed reports reveal how in 2015, a researcher in European politics shockingly claimed that the proposals put forward by former European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to create a combined European army were “anti-American” and would have worked towards liberating Europe from US and NATO influence.

Mateusz Piskorski, head of the European Center for Geopolitical Analysis, said in 2015 that the creation of a European army would aim to make Europe more independent and lessen the influence of the US on the EU.

The European Center for Geopolitical Analysis (ECAG) is a Warsaw-based think tank founded in 2007 by Mr Piskorski, leader of the pro-Russian Zmiana political party.

Mr Piskorski is known for his controversial views and visits to Crimea to support Russia’s 2014 annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine.

His colleagues at ECAG are known in Poland for promoting Eurasianism, a pan-Slavic movement popularised by Russian political scientist Alexandr Dugin that advances the idea of a conservative “Eurasian” civilisation anchored by Russia.

Mr Piskorski said it was not the first time the idea of an EU Army had been floated, and noted it reflected a lack of understanding between Washington and Brussels.

He said: “I think when it comes to the idea of common European defence policies, it’s an old idea, and it comes out every time there is any disagreements between the United States and the European Union.

“Last time we heard about this idea was in 2003-2004 during the war in Iraq and the US aggression in Iraq.”

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The fresh call to create a joint European army was proposed by Mr Juncker five years ago, who said the EU needed to combat the perceived Russian threat and “convey to Russia that we are serious about defending the values of the European Union”.

The EU chief argued that NATO was not a satisfactory military defence for the EU, considering that not all EU members were members of NATO.

While Mr Juncker clearly stated that the creation of such an army would be to counter the tension between Brussels and Moscow, Mr Piskorski said he believed it would work towards establishing greater European independence from the US.

He explained: “So, I think regardless of the anti-Russian rhetoric of Jean Claude Juncker, who is of course convincing everyone that such a project would be directed against Russia, or against a possible Russian threat, practically, this idea would be a kind of liberation from the point of view of Europe… Because we have already seen some comments from American experts and US politicians who are convincing the Europeans that NATO is enough and that they shouldn’t care about other security structures other than NATO.

“So it’s a kind of paradox because on the one hand, Juncker tries to be politically correct and is convincing everyone that we need protection from Russia, while on the other hand, the very essence and idea of this project would be quite anti-American, or would also be directed against the American military presence in Europe.”

Dr. Alexander Neu, Bundestag MP from Germany’s Left Party, agreed with Mr Piskorski in that the creation of a European army would limit Washington’s influence in Europe.

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He added: ”NATO is an instrument of American influence in Germany and the EU. It’s the instrument that allows the US to fulfil its agenda in Europe.

“A united EU Army would question the dominant positions of the US within NATO.”

Brexiteers have been warning the country for decades about the prospect of a European army being formed by the ever-more integrating Brussels bloc.

On January 31, on the day the UK finally freed itself from the bloc, European Parliament President David Sassoli confirmed such a project may indeed come to fruition very soon.

Mr Sassoli stressed on the importance of member states uniting against today’s security challenges and claimed he would not exclude the possibility of a European army being instituted soon.

He told Italy’s Radio 24: “It’s not a given that in the coming future we won’t have something that resembles a European army.

“Because today’s security issues force more and more member states to work together.

“But Europe has pledged a fundamental thing. We said ‘never again’ to war. So our army will never serve as a war instrument but rather as a support to the international community.

“We wanted a Europe that was a field of countries betting on peace, not on military activities.”

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