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After Macron, EU executive echoes EU army call

“An EU army is likely to be formed one day, the European Commission said on Tuesday after French President Emmanuel Macron called for a ‘real European army’ to reduce dependence on the United States. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, a former premier of Luxembourg, has long been a vocal supporter of the idea that the European Union should have more common defense capability, separate from the U.S.-dominated NATO military alliance. The imminent departure from the bloc of Britain, long opposed to EU military collaboration, has revived discussion of defense cooperation — as have concerns that President Donald Trump may be less willing than his predecessors to come to Europe’s defense in the face of a newly assertive Russia.”

Source: After Macron, EU executive echoes EU army call | Reuters

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