Joint Declaration on European Defense Integration
August 19, 2004
"European countries must move quickly to acquire the military capabilities that will enable them to share
the responsibility for global security. We believe that further defense integration in Europe is critical to meeting
Europe’s defense needs, now and in the future."
The Declaration has been endorsed by GENERAL CEVIK BIR, former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of Turkey, ADMIRAL THE LORD BOYCE, former Chief of the Defense Staff of the UK, GENERAL JEAN BOYLE, former Chief of the Defense Staff of Canada, GENERAL CONSTANTIN DEGERATU, former Chief of the General Defense Staff of Romania, GENERAL GABRIEL DO ESPIRITO SANTO, former Chief of Defense of Portugal, AIR MARSHAL THE LORD GARDEN, former Assistant Chief of the Defense Staff of the UK, GENERAL CHRISTIAN HVIDT, former Chief of Defense of Denmark, ADMIRAL JUHANI KASKEALA, Chief of Defense of Finland, ADMIRAL JACQUES LANXADE, former Chief of Staff of France, GENERAL KLAUS NAUMANN, former Chief of Staff of Germany, GENERAL JOE RALSTON, former Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, GENERAL HANS-ULRICH SCHERRER, former Chief of the General Staff of Switzerland, and GENERAL JIRI SEDIVY, former Chief of the General Staff of the Czech Republic.