British media suggested last Sunday that an EU Battlegroup exercise hosted by the United Kingdom could be a step towards an EU Army. The government denied the reports.
"A European Army is not remotely on the cards. We have a veto, we'll never join one, nor allow anything that undermines NATO," Hammon said in his Twitter feed.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in March 2015 that the European Union should create its own unified army to respond to threats posed to both EU member states and neighboring countries.