Ursula von der Leyen pushes for EU Army plan following Afghanistan crisis

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BRUSSELS boss Ursula von der Leyen has used the Afghan crisis to push her barmy EU navy plan.

The chief Eurocrat stated the bloc should be capable of act independently of Nato and the UN and deploy troops throughout the globe.

Brussels boss Ursula von der Leyen accused leaders of missing the need to ship troopers into battle beneath an EU flagCredit: EPA

She accused leaders of missing the political will to ship troopers into battle beneath an EU flag.

The former German defence minister stated: “There shall be missions the place Nato or the UN is not going to be current nonetheless the place Europe have to be.

“You can have the most advanced forces in the world, but if you are never prepared to use them what use are they?”

Romanian MEP Cristian Terhes fumed: “The EU is not a country and should not have its own army.”

The Commission chief wants a 5,000-strong “entry force” for intervening in future worldwide crises.

In her annual ‘State of the Union’ speech Mrs von der Leyen furthermore bragged the bloc had crushed Britain all through the Covid vaccine race.

Glossing over Brussels’ shambolic begin to the rollout, she insisted: “A pandemic is a marathon, not a sprint.”

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