Polish Foreign Minister calls "risky idea" Common European Army

10 march 2015 | 14:50

According to Schetyna, NATO's is the security guarantee in Europe.

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Polish Foreign Minister, Grzegorz Schetyna believes the idea of ​​a common European Armed Forces is extremely risky.

According to publication, Minister Schetyna believes Europeans have to primarily ask where the money for the EU army will come from, how the military units will function, and be trained.

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He also expressed an opinion that it is better to strengthen the NATO alliance since it is a security guarantee in Europe.

A similar view is shared by the former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt. "With respect for ambition of Jean-Claude Juncker, ​​an EU army is neither feasible nor desirable. National armies in integrated operations far better," – posted Bildt on his page in Twitter.

On Sunday, the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag published an interview with the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who had said that the EU should create its own unified army as a tool to defend Europe. This idea has been approved by the Minister of Defence of Germany Ursula von der Lyayyen, who also said that a common army makes sense. Also, the EU official Margaritis Shynas reported that the EU expects to save $ 120 billion per year by creating its own army.

Source: European Truth

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