The European Union Needs an Army - 24/03/2007

In an interview on Friday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised the EU for providing the continent with 50 years of peace and prosperity. In the future, she said, the bloc needs its own army.

What to give someone for their 50th birthday? A nice silk tie perhaps? Maybe a gift certificate to a nice restaurant. A romantic weekend get-away with their spouse?

Or how about an army? That, at least, is what German Chancellor Angela Merkel wished for the European Union this week as the 27-member club prepares to celebrate a half century of unity on Sunday. In a Friday interview with the mass-circulation German tabloid Bild Zeitung, Merkel envisions Europe growing even closer together and more transparent. She also wants a Europe with its own fighting force.

"In the European Union we have to come closer to the creation of a European army," she said when asked about the future of the continent. But she stopped short of putting a so-called "United States of Europe" on the wish list. "Even in another 50 years there won't be a federal Europe," she said. "We will maintain the current diversity of nation states."

Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl likewise spoke with Bild Zeitung on Friday about the European Union. The father of German reunification emphasized how important the EU was for the rebirth of Germany after the catastrophe of World War II and also for the later coming together of East and West Germany in 1990.

"Without European unification, German unification would never have been possible," Kohl said.

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