European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker called again Thursday for the European Union to build an army of its own, saying a "bunch of chickens" posed more of a threat than its current military capabilities.

"A bunch of chickens looks like a combat formation compared to the foreign and security policy of the European Union," Juncker said during a panel debate in the European Parliament.

In March already, in an interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, Juncker had said the for...

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