EU military development outpaces expectations

  • 2003-07-24
  • Breffni O’Rourke
RFE/RL, PRAGUE - The European Union appears to be rapidly developing its new military arm since its first-ever deployment of peacekeeping troops earlier this year in Macedonia. As EU forces made an appearance in France's traditional Bastille Day military parade, countries have begun proposing future actions for the newly formed troops. The Netherlands, a EU member and current head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, has recommended that a mission of EU peacekeepers travel to support a settlement between the Moldovan authorities and breakaway Russian speakers in its T...
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