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# European army

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# European elections 2019
Question: Are you in favour of an EU Army?
No candidate was in favour of a European army.
# European army
France and Germany are 'jumping the gun' on EU army, Dutch Prime Minister says
“The idea of a European army is going way too far for the Netherlands.”
# European security
'Europe must take our fate into our own hands': Angela Merkel calls for future creation of European army
The German Chancellor addressed MEPs in Strasbourg on her vision for the future of Europe.
Dáil votes for Ireland to join Pesco EU military defence pact
The motion was passed by 75 votes to 42 and was supported by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.
# European army
'We're being asked to sell out our neutrality': Government accused of trying to rush EU defence deal vote
Some argue Pesco is the first step towards an EU army.
# defence pact
Taoiseach says Ireland will not be joining a European army
Leo Varadkar failed to rule out Ireland signing up to a joint defence pact with EU countries.
Opinion: 'The Neutrality Bill would exclude Ireland from being an active supporter of perpetual war'
A clear and decisive majority of Irish people are in favour of enshrining neutrality in our Constitution, writes Roger Cole.