SaS Supports Establishment of European Army

Slovak MEP and Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) leader Richard Sulik (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, September 16 (TASR) – The Opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) supports the establishment of a European army that could cooperate with NATO or act on its own, said SaS vice-chair Lubomir Galko in view of the informal EU summit taking place in Bratislava on Friday.

“Political developments near EU borders provide powerful evidence that European security is of supranational character. Therefore, European integration efforts have to be channelled to areas of foreign policy, defence strategies and military capabilities,” stated Galko, adding that the EU without military backing is like a “gaint on clay legs”.

SaS views European security as a unique opportunity to reinvigorate European cohesiveness and to eliminate centrifugal powers. “It would be desired if the Bratislava summit brought progress in this sense,” added SaS leader Richard Sulik, who is also in favour of scrapping of rotating presidency of the Council of the EU, since he views it as a waste of money and of human resources.

Sulik expects this summit to offer more specific stance towards the migration crisis. He appreciates that at least the EU has finally come to agreement with respect to the fact that EU borders can’t have holes like a Swiss cheese. “However, leaders are shunning from clearly stating what factual and legal instruments will have the European border guard at its disposal to prevent illegal immigration. It’s about time to be honest about these questions,” emphasised Sulik.