Tuesday, 5 April 2011
The EUSSR (also known as the EU) will soon get its own KGB
The Czech President Vaclav Klaus and a number of other sensible people have compared the European Union to the former Soviet Union. And right they are - there are striking similarities between the two, as the British tory MEP Daniel Hannan pointed out in his speech for the European Parliament:
The EUSSR already has a massive army of almost 40.000 apparachiks in Brussels. Recently it has began the build-up of a vast External Action Service with embassies in over 130 countries. In the first phase the EEAS network will consist of approximately 5500 diplomats, but there are plans to increase the number to up to 8000 people. Even in the tiny Pacific island state of Vanuatu (population 200.000) the EU has an "embassy" consisting of seven diplomats!
But this is just a beginning. Comparing with the Soviet Empire, one major institution is still missing in the EUSSR arsenal of institutions - its own KGB. But don´t despair, it is on its way:
EU counter-terrorism director Olivier Luyckx envisions the new organisation working alongside the EU's new diplomatic corps, headed by Foreign Affairs High Commissioner Baroness Cathy Ashton.
Luyckx had called for a series of existing EU security agencies including Europol, Eurojust, Cosi, Frontex and Cepol to be pulled together in one body with sweeping powers in the European Parliament in Brussels earlier this week.
"There is new room for action at EU level. This is how I see the change: To set up a system that would mirror the one that is being set up for monitoring external crises, a one-stop shop for information-sharing," the Daily Express quoted him, as saying.
Read the entire article here.
The size future European KGB is still not publicly known, but we are here talking about an agency consisting of several thousand people. As to the practicalities, there is one seasoned specialist, who probably would be more than willing to share his expertise; the ruler of Russia - EU´s "strategic partner" - former KGB spy Vladimir Vladimirovitj Putin. Putin could e.g. be invited to give a keynote lecture at the next EU politburo meeting (also known as the European Council) on the subject "Remembering the KGB - recollections of a former field officer".