BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — Earlier this month, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said that London will not be able to veto the decision to create the single force since the nation had voted to leave the bloc in a June referendum.
"There is no majority here for a EU army. There is a number of countries that believe with us that that cuts across the sovereignty of individual nation states," Fallon told reporters on the doorstep of an informal EU summit in Bratislava.
The plans to merge the existing defense structures of the EU member states into a single army have been under discussion for years but never came to existence, partly due to the opposition from the United Kingdom, which has advocated that NATO should ensure the bloc's security. The country's decision to exit the European Union has revived the talks.