ANGELA Merkel bragged about Germany and France’s plans for an EU Army in a defiant speech where she warned it would be bigger than the US forces.
The German Chancellor attempted to defend herself and the French President the day after the heavyweights signed off on the Aachen treaty, in their latest attempt to take full control of the European Union and create a one world army. Speaking at day two of Switzerland summit Davos, she said plans for a joint force was an opportunity to “defend ourselves”.
She said: “We have decided to make a bold step forward, we want to coordinate in the future our possibilities to defend ourselves and to merge them.”
“Thinking defense policy together is not something directed against NATO, quite the contrary, it can even make it easier for NATO because we have even more than 170 different weapons system, the US have less than 60.
“And with France together we decided to build tanks of the future, aircraft ,combat aircraft of the future, that’s a very important strategic decision such as the adoption of the Aachen treaty.”
On Tuesday, Germany and France after the heavyweights renewed their vows of postwar friendship in a desperate bid to seek strength at the top of EU association.
French President Emmanuel Macron claimed the renewed alliance will allow Europe to become the “new shield” against the “tumults in the world”.
The French leader argued the two nations’ partnership will provide EU citizens with the “real protection” they need.
But the partnership quickly grew criticism from member states in the association over fears the Franco-German axis seeking to strengthen its position at the top of the association.
Mrs Merkel, however, said it was a step to make “it very clear we want give a strong contrbution to strengthening EU”.
She said: “We wanted this to be seen as a commitment to we as strong and important partners working or Europe and developing the EU further.”
The German Chancellor said the EU was facing “populist challenges” and “nationalist movements”, adding: “We habe to stand up against them, but maybe the battle lines are clearer drawn in this way”.
During the same speech, Mrs Merkel spoke of the “shock” of Brexit and how the EU was “absolutely dependant” on good cooperation with Britain after its exit from the bloc.
She said: “We all have to live with the shock that Britain wishes to leave the Union. All of my efforts go towards trying to see that this is happening in a well ordered manner.
“We want to have a good future partnership as regards, foreign policy, security and defence.
“We are absolutely dependent on good cooperation with Britain, but we are also a trade area and the less complicated the easier our relations are, the better for all of us.”