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Is it time for a European army?

22.03.2017

Debating Europe asked Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from all sides of the political spectrum to stake out their positions on this question: www.debatingeurope.eu/2017/03/21/is-it-time-for-an-eu-army/#.WNI49_nhCUk

Here is the answer from Sabine Lösing:

"We reject any further militarisation of the European Union and believe that the European Union should be a purely civilian union and not a military union. Therefore, this question is superfluous in the context of our basic program. At the same time, however, I would like to say that, even if one supported this idea, which I do not, it is not constitutionally possible at all in my view. For a European army we would also need a European federal state, with corresponding parliamentary powers which the European Parliament does not have at all."

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