What place for a European army within NATO ? - commentaires What place for a European army within NATO ? 2008-04-20T18:33:48Z https://www.treffpunkteuropa.de/What-place-for-a-European-army-within-NATO#comment4183 2008-04-20T18:33:48Z <p>I think there a fourth viewpoint should be taken into account. Central European countries which were under Soviet rule and still regard Russia as a threat are very keen to participate in NATO. The fact that there are still countries that are very much keen on joining shows that the principle reason of NATO's existence is still there. From a historical point of view the Russian and the ex-Soviet threat are not very different for many European countries.</p>