United European Military Operation


The European Union launches its first Military Operation as Operation Allied Harmony ends. According to this NATO press release, NATO Secreatry General Lord Robertson said, “By taking on its first military mission, the EU is demonstrating that its project of a European Security and Defence Policy has come of age*. Based on new institutional ties with NATO, the EU can now even more effectively bring to bear its full range of political, economic and military tools.” This is a positive move for the EU but did George Robertson really say THAT? With a straight face? Yeah, whatever.

The operation is apparently called Operation Concordia. Sound a bit french to me :-)

* My Emphasis

Posted by Paul at March 31, 2003 03:09 PM |
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