EU army plan sets alarm bells ringing on Eastern European countries

Jean-Claude Juncker’s plan for the European Union to create a “common military force”, including a command headquarters in Brussels, has rung alarm bells in countries on eastern Europe’s front line with Russia. (The Times)

Eastern European countries see the new EU defence plans as a challenge to NATO, according to the report. NATO recently agreed to station 4,000 troops in Eastern European countries and this is seen as essential to their security. (Business Insider)