European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker has signed a new EU military pact with NATO, which has ended the neutrality of Austria, Sweden and Finland without national parliamentary consent.
The deal was signed in Warsaw yesterday before a NATO summit by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker amid growing criticism of the build up of NATO forces on the Russian front and “warmongering.”
Austria’s Defense Minister Hans Doskozil, who attended the NATO meeting, called for an end of NATO’s activities leading to an escalation of tensions on the Russian border.
He said NATO should focus on the biggest strategic danger of our times, which he said were the huge waves of migrants and terrorism.
He singled out stabilizing Afghanistan, thrown into chaos by NATO wars, as especially important for Austria since Afghanis are among one of the largest migrants group in Austria.
Juncker’s EU pact violates the constitutions of the countries by allowing for the de facto incorporation of the military forces Austria, Sweden and other countries into NATO.
The Austrian constitution contains a clause committing it to neutrality. A two thirds majority is required in parliament to change the constitution.
A new public private partnership in Cybersecurity was also agreed on.