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Monday, March 09, 2015

EU commission chief makes case for European army

Jean-Claude JunckerEuropean Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has said the EU should establish its own army to show Russia it is serious about defending European values.

In an interview with Die Welt am Sonntag, Juncker said "Europe has lost a huge amount of respect. In foreign policy too, we don't seem to be taken entirely seriously."

An army would allow the EU to react in a "credible manner" to threats to peace in a member state or in a neighbouring country, he noted.

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1 comment:

  1. Europe lost respect because the armies of the nations that make it up, except for Britain, can't fight. That was proven plenty of times in Afghanistan.


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