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Should the EU have its own army?
An EU army would increase Euro-skepticism.
Any attempt to deploy the EU Army would be hugely controversial within member states, as populations would see their troops being endangered as part of a European project they would not necessarily support.
Any casualties suffered by the EU Army would be highly politicised, with anti-EU campaigners claiming them as symbols of why member states should leave.
Many supporters of Brexit
that staying within the EU would force the UK to be part of an EU army.
According to experts,
a collective security union within the EU would actually increase economic integration in Europe.
of EU citizens support a common EU defence policy. (pp.32)