German defence woes (latest from The Times)

No, it will be split down the middle.

Port side will be French and called Napoleon
Starboard side will be German and called Graf von Zeppelin

There will be two islands, one either side of the flight deck and fights will be held regularly in the below decks hangars.

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There was an experiment in the 1960's with a NATO multui-national crew on one ship, I think the idea died a quick and horrible death -

Mixed‐Crew Test to Begin in Norfolk Today; One Briton to Board Vessel as First of 171 Foreigners to Join Experiment

However, my nomination would be EUS Muti Merkell. The ship will require a micro brewery to keep the German, Danish, Dutch,Belgian, Czech and Slovak crew in beer, an extra fuel sized tank for wine for the French. Nursery and creche for children of female crew and kids of assorted gay couples, all married, civil partnerships and any other relationship will be entitled to double bed cabins so they can enjoy 'a family life' under EU law. A large number of offices for the various nations military trade union shop stewards, gay bars,not so gay bars, a mosque as well. Any other suggestions. Looking at other EU military projects doubt if it were to get to sea by 2099.
 
There was an experiment in the 1960's with a NATO multui-national crew on one ship, I think the idea died a quick and horrible death -

Mixed‐Crew Test to Begin in Norfolk Today; One Briton to Board Vessel as First of 171 Foreigners to Join Experiment

However, my nomination would be EUS Muti Merkell. The ship will require a micro brewery to keep the German, Danish, Dutch,Belgian, Czech and Slovak crew in beer, an extra fuel sized tank for wine for the French. Nursery and creche for children of female crew and kids of assorted gay couples, all married, civil partnerships and any other relationship will be entitled to double bed cabins so they can enjoy 'a family life' under EU law. A large number of offices for the various nations military trade union shop stewards, gay bars,not so gay bars, a mosque as well. Any other suggestions. Looking at other EU military projects doubt if it were to get to sea by 2099.
You're missing a few key design features:

The starboard prop will need to rotate a little faster than that on the port side, in order that the whole thing can veer ever more to the left.

The power plant will be (Apparently) entirely wind and solar driven. However, the Germans will secretly install a Lignite power station in the bowels of the ship (To provide the actual power), whilst pretending it is not really there and anyway is of no consequence.

There will have to be inter-governmental agreement by the special EUFlotRoE commission before any weapons are loaded, aimed or fired.

The N-8 officer (A Brussels appointed Euro CS) won't keep accurate accounts and they won't be subjected to rigorous audits.
 
The European navy is about to get 2 carriers, plus other assorted vessels, as part of the UK reparation payments:
HMS PoW will be renamed as EUS Bismark @ Scapa Flow on 21 June (anniversary of WW1 fleet scuttling)
HMS QE will be renamed EUS Pierre-Charles Villeneuve @ Gibraltar on 21 October (battle of Trafalgar)
 
As Mutti said it will be a symbolic EU project, so billions will be spaffed up the wall for something that would probably never leave harbour.
ETA will need a hard border post on the flight deck for non EU visitors. Also, in the spirit of the EU one size fits all policy (Euro and planned tax integration) it will, have cats and traps and a ski jump on the bow.
 
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I'll be interested in seeing who, if this happens, will have the final say as to its employment.

Germany still has a foreign policy aimed squarely at non-intervention militarily. It reluctantly deploys as part of NATO, but that is a very different creature to intervening as part of an EU force. If France and Italy (for example) contribute to the project, how much weighting will Germany retain in any decision to deploy the carrier.

Any partners in an EU carrier programme ought to be aware that they are likely contributing to a floating white elephant.
 
I'll be interested in seeing who, if this happens, will have the final say as to its employment.

Germany still has a foreign policy aimed squarely at non-intervention militarily. It reluctantly deploys as part of NATO, but that is a very different creature to intervening as part of an EU force. If France and Italy (for example) contribute to the project, how much weighting will Germany retain in any decision to deploy the carrier.

Any partners in an EU carrier programme ought to be aware that they are likely contributing to a floating white elephant.
May be Berlin/EU have noted how we in UK use carriers for 'soft diplomacy', port visit, president for life and his local hangers on get invited on board, pink gins all round, things on sticks and cucumber sandwiches in triangles, RM band and some pomp and circumstances. Result UK all very fine fellows. EU carrier deployment will more be about selling VW and BMW than giving anyone the good news.
 

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