The dossier has been published by the ALDE group, led by Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt
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The roadmap would aim at building a supranational military force
The new military would be “fully operational in all dimensions of warfare (Land, Air, Sea, and Cyber). Added should be also Special Forces (chemical etc.) as well as logistical and medical capabilities.”
“European defence is therefore not about giving up the ability to act, but about reclaiming it – and safeguarding everything that European integration stands for.”
Linking to the document, Mr Verhofstadt tweeted: “The Internal & external threats Europe faces call for a major leap towards full-fledge European Defence Union, NOW!”
In the dossier, titled “a roadmap towards EU integrated military forces”, the coalition of liberal parties calls on member states to “progressively provide the EU with urgently needed defence capability”.
They say there should be a “progressive integration of Member States military forces and the “development of a clear decision making framework, with political leadership and one budget”.
The dossier states: “As the very end-goal, the roadmap would aim at building a supranational military force. The roadmap would be realised under the lead and political responsibility of EUCO President, with implementation roles of the European Defence Agency, the European Commission and EU Member States.