Juncker calls for EU army, says would deter Russia

March 8, 2015 2:16 PM

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Juncker calls for EU army, says would deter Russia

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union needs its own army to face up to Russia and other threats as well as restore the bloc's foreign policy standing around the world, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told a German newspaper on Sunday.

Arguing that NATO was not enough because not all members of the transatlantic defense alliance are in the EU, Juncker said a common EU army would also send important signals to the world.

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