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Should the EU have its own army?
A European army would negatively affect the EU's relationships with other countries.
A European army could become a target for terrorist groups.
Other military alliances such as the
- dominated by Russia - are likely to see the creation of a European military alliance as further escalation.
A European army could risk undermining NATO.
Russia would likely perceive creation of an EU army as a threat.
on the idea of an EU army in a tweet, saying Macron’s proposal for an EU army to protect against threats from Russia, China and even from the United States is “very insulting.”
A stronger, bigger, unified EU army would be a lot more capable of helping out allies in need around the globe, hence strengthening relationships.