EU Signs Agreement To Ditch NATO And Launch European Army
The European Union has signed an agreement which will see EU member states ditch NATO and launch a European army to replace it.
Permanent Structured Cooperation, or PESCO, was signed by 23 out of the 28 EU member states.
Rt.com reports: EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini supported the move, hailing it as an “historic moment.” Backed by a €5-billion ($6.5-billion) EU defense fund, PESCO “will enable member states to use the economy of scale of Europe and in this manner to fulfil the gap of output that we have.”
The agreement signed by 23 defense ministers in Brussels will come into force in December, after which members will be legally bound to participate in projects under PESCO.