The idea of a European army – one that will take on a dual role of defence and international peace intervention – is not a new one. It is quite old – as old as the European idea itself.

But is it an idea that can be realised? Is the European Union now in any position to discuss such a delicate and difficult matter?

These questions are being raised once more amid the Ukraine crisis and the escalation of Nato-Russia tensions. What is more, three Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) ...

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