A new poll shows almost one in three citizens of the UK, Germany and France want the EU to have its own armed forces which would replace its reliance on NATO troops.
The poll was conducted by ICM Research exclusively for Sputnik the Sputnik news agency. It surveyed some 4,000 people in Germany, France and the UK.
An average of 28 percent of respondents said they would like the EU to create its own army to protect its own interests. The number was the highest of all in France, 37 percent, and one percent lower in Germany. But only 19 percent of those asked in the UK said they wanted an EU force. Most respondents, however are still happy with the fact that NATO troops are stationed in their country – the number is 47 percent for Germany and 48 percent
for the UK.
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INC News, 30/06/2015 - via RT