This is coolbert:
The Pan-European military force? Not just on paper or a concept as in the minds of European Union bureaucrats and politicians?
The EU Battlegroup. Consider this a new one of me.
"An EU Battlegroup (EU BG) is a military unit adhering to the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) of the European Union (EU). Often based on contributions from a coalition of member states, each of the eighteen Battlegroups consists of a battalion-sized force (1,500 troops) reinforced with combat support elements"
Battalion sized combat-arms size force task tailored reinforced. For use if needed within the EU to deal with external threat and also possibly as peacekeeping troops outside the EU.
BATTLEGROUPS APPARENTLY MULTI-NATIONAL AND MULTI-LINGUAL!
Rapid reaction type force even when combined really not capable of thwarting massive invasion of the Euro Zone by an external enemy. Missions as designated with far less in mind.
Type Rapid reaction force:
Size 18 battalions, including:
*14 battalions with ~1,500 soldiers
*4 battalions with ~2,500 soldiers
I GUESS YOU GOTTA START SOMEWHERE!