A Blog About Human Rights
China?s LGBT Community Mon Apr 15, 2019 19:19 | Human Rights
Declaration of Human Rights at Sea Mon Apr 08, 2019 07:31 | Human Rights
NZ Watchdog On Limits Of Free Speech Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:44 | Human Rights
US Abortion Restrictions Violating The Human Rights Of Women Thu Mar 14, 2019 15:33 | Human Rights
Human Rights Watch Urges the Human Rights Council to Renew and Strengthen Mandate of UN Commission Tue Mar 12, 2019 21:51 | Human Rights
Human Rights in Ireland >>
For lefties too stubborn to quit
British Newspaper Archive and left material? 11:42 Mon Jul 22, 2019 | WorldbyStorm
A different split 10:39 Mon Jul 22, 2019 | WorldbyStorm
Left Archive: The Young Socialists 1970, Programme and Perspectives, Workers Revolutionary Party, 19... 06:56 Mon Jul 22, 2019 | WorldbyStorm
Meeting about military participation in Bray Airshow 15:49 Sun Jul 21, 2019 | guestposter
To the Moon Exhibition ? National Print Museum: Curated Tour Next Sunday 12:21 Sun Jul 21, 2019 | guestposter
Cedar Lounge >>
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
Some Thoughts on the Brexit Joint Report 11:50 Sat Dec 09, 2017
IRISH COMMONWEALTH: TRADE UNIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE 21ST CENTURY 14:06 Sat Nov 18, 2017
Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016
The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015
Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015
Dublin Opinion >>
Test ? 12 November 2018 Mon Nov 12, 2018 14:28 | namawinelake
Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake
Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake
NAMA Wine Lake >>
Issue 168 of People's News
Thursday June 08, 2017 22:22 by people - People's Movement
News Digest of the People's Movement
PEOPLE’S NEWS -News Digest of the People’s Movement. No. 168 23 May 2017
Contents of this issue are:
“The EU is in a unique position to provide global security”
Feeding the Casino Economy
“An EU army is a project that would give additional weight to the EU foreign and security policy”
Wake up to TiSA!
Who is Paul Kehoe?
The European Patent Office—a bad employer
The militarist legacy of Enda Kenny
EU trade deals must be ratified by all members
More on Kenny, EU militarisation, and even Brexit
No honeymoon for Macron
Here's an extract from the The militarist legacy of Enda Kenny
Federica Mogherini, vice-president of the EU Commission and its high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, has said that the contribution of France under its new president, Emmanuel Macron, would be more important to the project’s military ambitions than Britain, which is not expected to contribute when it quits the club.
Mogherini made the remarks as she arrived at a summit meeting of defence ministers in Brussels, at which they are expected to rubber-stamp a plan for a new EU military head-quarters and an expansion of the bloc’s battle groups. This will be one of Enda Kenny’s legacies as minister for defence.
EU officials have an ambitious plan to pool military resources, and they want to change the way foreign interventions are paid for in future, to encourage member-states to put “boots on the ground” on behalf of Brussels. Mogherini has repeatedly insisted that the proposal is not for the creation of an EU army, but critics say that the EU is slowly syphoning away powers from member-states through a form of “legislative capture.”
Mogherini said: “At the moment I don’t see the consequence of Brexit on our work. We are still twenty-eight, we will continue to work at twenty-eight by consensus and it’s working well up until now.” She expected to see France provide a “push” to the process under its new Europhile president, and that it would play a “more important” role, along with Germany, Italy, Spain, and Estonia.
“I honestly see a determination on the part of the other twenty-seven member-states to make a European defence one of the key dossiers for the future of the EU.”
These twenty-seven include Ireland, whose people generally haven’t a clue about what’s going on and what’s being agreed to in their name.
The EU’s military plans include the ability to act “autonomously,” independently of NATO, while the president of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said the club needs its own army in order to be a true global power.