Will the EU make the EUROPEAN ARMY?


European Union leaders often express their desire for a European army. After a megalomaniac attempt to achieve this desire has gone catastrophically, now this project slowly, step by step, gets contours.


Several years after the end of the Second World War, the treaty regulated all details of a future European army to be given to soldiers by France, Germany, Italy and the Benelux countries: for example, uniforms, but also a clear command structure. The commissariat, consisting of nine representatives, would send the army to the front, and it would be controlled by the European Parliament composed of deputies of member states.

Lower-level military units would be purely nationally organized, and officers who would command them would be from different participating countries. Much was already ready for this most ambitious project of post-war Europe – which in the summer of 1954 collapsed because of the resistance of the French parliament.