EU Commission Head Juncker Proposes to Set up European Army

World » EU | March 8, 2015, Sunday // 11:22
Bulgaria: EU Commission Head Juncker Proposes to Set up European Army EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker speaks during a plenary session of the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, 25 February 2015. EPA/BGNES

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the creation of a European army to react credibly to threats to the EU member states or their neighbours.

"Such an army would help us to build a common foreign and security policy, as well as jointly assume the responsibilities of Europe in the world," RIA Novosti quoted Juncker as saying in an interview for Germany's Welt am Sonntag published on Sunday.

Juncker added that creating joint European armed forces would send a signal to Russia that the EU is "serious about upholding” its values.

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