Is an EU army a realistic prospect?

11 min

Available until 21/03/2025

War has returned to Europe, and the doorstep of the European Union. It's a situation that had seemed unthinkable for Europeans and has prompted EU member states to take stock of their military capability. And the results are not reassuring – armies across the continent are under-funded, under-staffed and in possession of obsolete equipment. So could the situation in Ukraine also prompt the revival of an old idea – a European army?

This programme by Belgian broadcaster RTBF is part of the European Collection, a joint initiative from European public service media (ARD, ARTE, France Télévisions, SRG SSR, RTBF and ZDF), coordinated by ARTE.

Country

Belgium

Year

2023

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