Creation of EU Army Remains Possible in Future, Not Now - Polish FM

© AP Photo / Alik KepliczA Polish national flag waves above the Zamkowy Square as people stop to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
A Polish national flag waves above the Zamkowy Square as people stop to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 - Sputnik International
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The time for creation of the EU army has not come yet, but it is possible in the future, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said on Monday.

WARSAW (Sputnik) — Speaking at the conference on EU-NATO cooperation in Brussels, Waszczykowski noted that since the majority of the European countries were NATO members, not all of them could provide the necessary level of defense expenses, that was why the establishment of a new structure seemed to be difficult.

"The time for creation of the EU army has not yet arrived … Before we come to the EU army, we have to do many things in the sphere of border security, intelligence cooperation. The army may become a kind of a final result," Waszczykowski said, as quoted by the Gazeta Prawna newspaper.

In this June 18, 2015,file photo flags wave in front of soldiers who take positions with their army vehicles during the NATO Noble Jump exercise on a training range near Swietoszow Zagan, Poland - Sputnik International
A 'Very Delicate Issue': EU 'Has to Choose' Between NATO and Its Own Army
Last week, the EU member states agreed on a new plan on the European Union security and defense, aimed at advancing the existing EU facilities and structures.

The plan to create the EU army, which goes back to 1950, was revived in March 2015 by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. He said the European Union needed its own unified army to respond to modern threats posed to EU member states. Major proponents of such EU-wide army are Germany, France and Italy, while the United Kingdom considers it will weaken NATO.

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