Dr Bunsen Honeydew wrote:Come on Siro, I was enjoying this conversation, it make a change to be talking about something of real importance.
So how would you feel about an integrated European Army and police force? So what would be the national language of this new country?
Dear Richard, I am a bit 'absent from this forum because in these weeks I am overworked, and by the way next week I will be in Lisbon for the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering.
With regard to the integration of armed forces, the matter does not seem that difficult. It is no longer the time of the wars of individual countries against each other. Coalitions are in fashion today. Think of what happens in Afganistan, Kosovo or Bosnia. Forces made by Italian, Spanish, German etc are used to work in a closely coordinated way. Probably in this case English forces tend to prefere to remain within the Commonwealth+USA ambit.
With regard to the police, then I believe that they are working in the direction of a strict integration from many years.
The language then is somewhat a paradox condidering that now all of continental Europe has practically adopted English as the "lingua franca".