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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

European Armed Forces

1. Mission of European Armed Forces



In accordance with Article 113, 142 and 150 paragraph 3 of the Constitution of the European Union as a federal state, the European Union shall establish European Armed Forces for purposes of defence. Their numerical strength and general organizational structure must be shown in the budget of Union. Apart from defence, the European Armed Forces may be employed only to the extent expressly permitted by Constitution.

v     During a martial law, or a state of emergency the European Armed Forces shall have the power to protect civilian property and to perform traffic control functions to the extent necessary to accomplish their defence mission. Moreover, during a martial law, or a state of emergency, the European Armed Forces may also be authorised to support police measures for the protection of civilian property; in this event the European Armed Forces shall cooperate with the competent authorities. If the Member State where such danger is imminent is not itself willing or able to combat the danger, the European Commission may employ the European Armed Forces (if the Member State is not itself willing or able to combat the danger to the existence or free democratic basic order of the European Union or of a Member State) to support the police and the European Border Guard in protecting civilian property and in combating organised armed insurgents.
v     Member State may call for the assistance of the European Armed Forces to assist its police when without such assistance the police could not fulfil their responsibilities to maintain or restore public security or order, or could do so only with great difficulty. If the constitutional order of the Member State or Union, to security of the citizenry or public order endangers the territory of more than one Member State, the European Commission, insofar as is necessary to combat the danger, may deploy units of the European Armed Forces to support the police.
v     If the constitutional order of the Member State or Union, to security of the citizenry or public order endangers the territory of more than one Member State and the measures taken by Member State are insufficient,  at the time European Commission may, if it is necessary for effective eradication, introduce a european state of emergency in a part of or upon the whole territory of the Union. The European Commission, insofar as is necessary to combat the danger, may deploy units of the European Armed Forces to support the police.
v     In the case of natural disasters Member State may call for the assistance of the European Armed Forces.
v     If the consequences of a natural catastrophe or a technological accident exhibiting characteristics of a natural disaster endangers the territory of more than one Member State, the European Commission, insofar as is necessary to combat, the prevent or remove the consequences, may introduce a european state of natural disaster in a part of or upon the whole territory of the Union. The European Commission, insofar as is necessary to combat the danger, may deploy units of the European Armed Forces to support the police.

2. Command system and structure of European Armed Forces


The President of the Republic shall be the Supreme Commander of the European Armed Forces of the European Union. The President of the European Union, in times of peace, shall exercise command over the European Armed Forces through the Commissioner of Defence. The President of the European Union shall appoint, for a specified period of time, the Chief of the General Staff and commanders of branches of the European Armed Forces. The duration of their term of office, the procedure for and terms of their dismissal before the end thereof, shall be specified by European law. The President of the European Union, for a period of war, shall appoint the Commander-in-Chief of the European Armed Forces on request of the President of the European Commission. He may dismiss the Commander-in-Chief of the European Armed Forces in accordance with the same procedure. The authority of the Commander-in-Chief of the European Armed Forces, as well as the principle of his subordination to the constitutional organs of the European Union, shall be specified by statute. The President of the European Union, on request of the Commissioner of Defence, shall confer military ranks as specified by European law. The authority of the President of the European Union, regarding his supreme command of the European Armed Forces, shall be specified in detail by European law.
The European Defence Administration shall be conducted as a european administrative authority with its own administrative substructure. It shall have jurisdiction for personnel matters and direct responsibility for satisfaction of the procurement needs of the Armed Forces. Responsibilities connected with pensions for injured persons or with construction work may be assigned to the European Defence Administration only by a European law. In addition, european laws concerning martial law, including recruitment for military service and protection of the civilian population, may provide that they shall be executed, wholly or in part, either by european administrative authorities with their own administrative substructures or by the Member States on european commission.

Regarding the composition of senior management and appointment to senior command and leadership in the European Armed Forces, the principle of proportional representation of Member States. In the European Armed Forces shall be ensured, in accordance with the Constitution, equality of languages of the Member States. In command and military training in the European Armed Forces can be, in accordance with the European law, use the Esperanto language, and of his units can be used languages of the Member States.

The Union may establish european military criminal courts for the European Armed Forces. These courts may exercise criminal jurisdiction only during a martial law or over members of the European Armed Forces serving abroad or on board warships. Details shall be regulated by a European law. These courts shall be under the aegis of the Commissioner of
Justice. Their full-time judges shall be persons qualified to hold judicial office.

The European Armed Forces consist of the:
  • European Union Army - is the land component of the armed forces of European Union.
  • European Union Air Force - is the aerial warfare branch of European Union.
  • . European Union Navy - is the navy of European Union;





Coat of arms of the European Armed Forces of the European Union


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