Juncker's particular stupidity in calling for a Euro army may indicate his return to breakfasting well, but not wisely, on Cognac. Without political union, the attempt at economic union via the Euro is faltering. Juncker needs more than a flag and an anthem to make an army; a military command system without political union is a non-sequitur, even more so than an economic union. Soldiers don't take orders from members of a committee.
And finally can I commend Peter Hitchens in the Speccie for his perspicacity;
Just for once, let us try this argument with an open mind, employing arithmetic and geography and going easy on the adjectives. Two great land powers face each other. One of these powers, Russia, has given up control over 700,000 square miles of valuable territory. The other, the European Union, has gained control over 400,000 of those square miles. Which of these powers is expanding? There remain 300,000 neutral square miles between the two, mostly in Ukraine. From Moscow’s point of view, this is already a grievous, irretrievable loss. As Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of the canniest of the old Cold Warriors, wrote back in 1997, ‘Ukraine… is a geopolitical pivot because its very existence as an independent country helps to transform Russia. Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be a Eurasian empire.’