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Current Concerns  >  2012  >  No 16, 23 April 2012  >  “Eurogendfor” – the private army of the EU, ready to march to Greece [printversion]

“Eurogendfor” – the private army of the EU, ready to march to Greece

cc. There are articles which the reader can only comment like this: “This cannot be true, I regularly inform myself and usually think I am up to date, but why do I not know about that?” – The following is one of those: If you think of gender – the synthetic newfangled definition of sex – in connection with Euro-Gender-For, you are on the wrong track. The name is a showpiece of the intellectual power of innovation of the French: Instead of EU rambo troops or Goldman Sachs bodyguards along the lines of Blackwater a “police”-private army has emerged. This way the Germans from Angela Merkel’s faction may deflect the “indignation” that they trigger in the countries of the oh-so-liberal euro-Europe to the French. But at the latest upon arrival in Greece, this spin doesn’t work any longer.

In Spain, the public protests increase daily. While the Germans recommend the southerners to get out of bed earlier, to take fewer holidays and to work harder, the wrath of the Greek people unloads on the streets of the country. There is seething unrest and turmoil everywhere, people all over Europe are in fear of civil war-like conditions, triggered by the crisis. That is known in the EU headquarters too and appropriate provisions have already been taken.

For the first time now, the EU’s private army, making ready for departure to Greece, is prepared for deployment. Hardly any European knows this secret force that goes by the name of “Eurogendfor”. The command of this more than 3,000-strong special intervention group is located in Vicenza, Italy. Originally the former French defense minister Alliot-Marie pushed the creation of this force after there had been more and more riots in France with street battles and lootings caused by young Muslim immigrants. “Eurogendfor” is everything: police, criminal police, army and intelligence. The responsibilities of these troops are practically unlimited. It is to ensure, in close cooperation with European military personnel, the “security in European conflict areas.” Their job is especially to crush uprisings. More and more EU states join “Eurogendfor”.

The European governments know exactly what awaits them.The EU has secretly and quietly founded the paramilitary gendarmerie force, so that the EU countries would not be forced to use their own army against their citizens.The European Gendarmerie Force can theoretically be used everywhere, where the EU sees a crisis. The Treaty of Velsen, which governs the operations of Eurogendfor, says so. The motto in the coat of arms is: “Lex paciferat” – translated: “The law will bring peace.” It emphasizes “the principle of a strict relationship between the enforcement of legal principles and the restoration of a safe and secure environment.” A ‘war council’ in the shape of the Ministerial Committee, composed of the defense and security ministers of the participating EU member states, decides about the deployment strategy. The force can be set in march either on request or by decision of the EU.

In article 4 of the founding treaty the tasks of deployment are described as follows: “protecting people and property and keeping order in the event of public disturbances.” The soldiers of the paramilitary EU force must initially comply with applicable law of the state in which they are stationed and deployed, but: All buildings and grounds, which are monopolized by troops, are immune and not accessible even for authorities of the state in which the force acts. The EU juggernaut is setting national law out of power even in the case of fighting insurgency.

“Eurogendfor“ is a rapidly deployable paramilitary police force and intelligence. It combines all military, police and intelligence powers and resources which they may use, according to a mandate of a ministerial crisis team, to combat unrests, riots and political demonstrations in cooperation with large national police and army units on each site. The defense ministry hails Eurogendfor on its website: “Police or military: a European gendarmerie promises the solution.” •

Source: http://uhupardo.wordpress com/2012/03/ 16eurogendfor-die-privatarmee-der-eu-bereit-zum-abmarsch-nach-griechenland, 16.3.2012
(Translation Current Concerns)

Treaty between the Kingdom of Spain, the French Republic, the Italian Republic, the Kingdom of The Netherlands and the Portuguese Republic (hereinafter referred to as the “Parties”) establishing the European Gendarmerie Force EUROGENDFOR (Excerpts)

Chapter I
General terms
Article 1
   Object

1. The object of this Treaty is to establish a European Gendarmerie Force, which shall be operational, pre-organised, robust, and rapidly deployable, exclusively comprising elements of police forces with military status of the Parties, in order to perform all police tasks within the scope of crisis management operations.
[…]

Article 3
   Definitions

For the purposes of this Treaty the expression:
[...]

b. PERMANENT HQ means the multinational, modular and projectable Permanent Headquarters, located in Vicenza (Italy). The role and structure of the Permanent HQ and its involvement in an operation shall be approved by CIMIN;
[...]

g. CIMIN means the High Level Interdepartmental Committee. It is the decisionmaking body governing EUROGENDFOR; [...]

Chapter II
Missions, Engagement and Deployment
Article 4
   Missions and tasks

1. In accordance with the mandate of each operation and operating independently or jointly with other forces, EUROGENDFOR must be capable of covering the full spectrum of police missions, throughsubstitution or strengthening, during all the phases of a crisis management operation.

2. EGF Forces can be placed either under civilian authority or under military command.

3. EUROGENDFOR may be used for:

a. performing security and public order missions;

b. monitoring,  advising, mentoring and supervising local police in their day-to-day work, including criminal investigation work;

c. conducting public surveillance, traffic regulations, border policing and general intelligence work;

d. performing criminal investigation work, including detecting offences, tracing offenders and transferring them to the appropriate judicial authorities;

e. protecting people and property and keeping order in the event of public disturbances;
[…]

Chapter III
Institutional and legal aspects
Article 7
   CIMIN (Interdepartemental Committee)
[…]

3. The general tasks of CIMIN include the following: 
[...]

h. elaborating the framework for actions led by EUROGENDFOR or at the request of the EU, the UN, the OSCE, NATO, other international organisations or an ad hoc coalition;
[...]

Source: www.eurogendfor.eu

Founding members
France (National Gendarmerie)
Spain (Civil Guard)
Portugal (National Republican Guard)
Italy (Carabinieri)
Netherlands (Royal Marechaussee)

Further members
Romania (Gendarmerie)

Partner
Poland (Military Gendarmerie)
Lithuania (Viesojo Saugumo Tarnyba)

Observer
Turkey (Jandarma)