France Maintains the Goal of Creating a ‘European Army’

France Maintains the Goal of Creating a ‘European Army’
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France's long term “ambition” is to work with several other states to create a European Army to share in procurement, command and operations, Defense Minister Florence Parly said in an interview with Le Parisien newspaper, reasserting the plan announced by President Emmanuel Macron.
Details of a continental army have yet to be defined and may emerge from the current European Intervention Initiative, an existing effort at military cooperation that has focused on procurement and operations among 10 nations. More countries, including Sweden and Norway, are expected to join, Parly said.

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