A public meeting entitled ‘Are We Heading Towards an EU Army?’ will be held in the ILAS Theatre in Galway on at 7pm.
Next week, 23 EU member states, including Ireland, will put forward a notification to launch the military project Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO).
During the Presidential campaign, Michael D Higgins said he was worried about Irish neutrality and that the government had a duty to explain why it made the decision to sign up to PESCO.
Hosted by Luke Ming Flanagan, MEP for Midlands Northwest, Thursday’s meeting will explore the issues of Irish neutrality, Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) & EU militarisation.
Speakers confirmed for the meeting include Clare Daly TD; Mick Wallace TD; Catherine Connolly TD; Thomas Pringle TD; Dr Karen Devine, Lecturer in International Relations & EU politics, Dublin City University; Roger Cole, Chairman of the Peace and Neutrality Alliance; and Claudia Hyadt, Campaigner on military policy and member of German Die Linke party.
Previously: EU Army on Broadsheet