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EU Countries: Armed Forces

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 192943, tabled on 19 November 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK would allow British service personnel to become part of a European army in the event that such an army is established.

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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