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The EU commented on the idea of ​​creating a single army of the European Union

28 Aug, 2022
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The EU commented on the idea of ​​creating a single army of the European Union

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Borrell believes that none of the 27 armies can be replaced by a single European force.


In the seventh month of a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, said there was no need for a joint EU army.

It is reported by the Kronen Zeitung.

"None of the 27 armies can be replaced by a single European force. We just need to combine our forces and better coordinate and invest in security," said a top EU diplomat.

"The key word is efficiency. Otherwise, it's a waste of money," Borrell said.

He added that now the EU spends as much on defense as China and four times more than Russia, but because of the debt crisis and disarmament "cannot respond to current challenges."

Sanctions against the Russian Federation and Borrell's position:

On August 28, 2022, the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, said that regarding sanctions against Russia, the European Union will face economic problems in the short term, but this is the price of freedom that Europe must pay.

"Of course, we will face serious problems in the short term. There is no denying that gas prices are rising. But we must be prepared to pay the price for freedom. Because the war in Ukraine is not only a war of Ukrainians, it is a war for our freedom," Borrell said.

He added that the energy crisis would be the biggest challenge for the EU after the debt crisis and the coronavirus pandemic, but the unity of the bloc's member countries will help overcome it.


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