"Michel Barnier the European Commissioner for regional policy said today (27 August) that he would like to see the creation of a joint European force to fight natural disasters".
Right this is going to pure madness. Wait for announcements that the EU's combined military has launched a premptive strike on Mt Vesuvius.
Major General Nenri Le Clerqu-Basooni announced that elite troops had been training long and hard in Finland's saunas.
"Forget fighting terrorists! We fight the real enemy, God and his works".
However the realy absurb aspect of this is picked up in the article. This is none ofthe EU's business, at all, whatsoever..
However the idea is not a formal proposal, as the European Commission does not have control in the field of civil protection.