Samuel Beckett’s European Army

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Publication Date 16/12/2016
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The idea of an EU army is a federalist pipe dream. Much more important is for European leaders to explain what EU military cooperation is ultimately for. Explaining EU defense policy is not easy. But poor communication by the Brussels-based institutions plays into the hands of Euroskeptics and can damage public trust in union policies. In particular, there is no more misleading or damaging phrase than 'European army'.

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