From top: Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron arive for the signing of a new Franco-German ‘friendship treaty’ in Aachen, Germany yesterday; a Eurobarometer poll from 2017
Given that many feel the agreement in Aachen is a step towards an EU army, do countries actually support such a concept?
The most recent Eurobarometer poll on the subject was conducted in 2017 with 74 percent of respondents in the Netherlands and Belgium supporting an EU army. In France and Germany, the share of in favor stood at 65 and 55 percent respectively.
Elsewhere in the EU’s neutral countries, support was 45 percent in Austria, 46 percent in Ireland, 42 percent in Finland, 55 percent in Malta and just 40 percent in Sweden.
Otis Blue writes:
So 46% of Irish people support an EU army?
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