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EU Countries: Armed Forces

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 192942, tabled on 19 November 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the proposal by President Macron to create a European army.

Answered on

22 November 2018

The creation of a European Army has never formally been proposed at European Union (EU) level and we do not believe that it would receive widespread support. The UK, along with other EU member states, has been clear that it will not support any measure that competes with NATO, or undermines member states' sovereign control of their own military.

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