Qualified majority in EU for foreign policy issues

'I think talking about an EU army creates unnecessary confusion because it suggests merging national armies, which I don't think will ever happen. However, we are in the process of forming a European military capability called the rapid deployment capacity. I call it the "European Legion,'"' says Poland's Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski. [Jacquelyn Martin/AP]

Poland's Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski says his country is in favor of the European Union adopting qualified majority voting when making decisions on certain foreign policy matters. Concerning the war in Ukraine, he notes that both sides are exhausted and that countries need to increase their support toward Kyiv.

Sikorski, who is participating in the 9th Delphi Economic Forum - which starts today and runs to April 13 - says he is "not brave enough" to say what would happen to the United States' support for Ukraine and NATO if Donald Trump returns to the White House, but considers it imperative to strengthen European defense, saying that a "European legion" is being formed to undertake specific missions. The Polish foreign minister is in favor of EU enlargement, but "only when it comes to countries which in the long run can contribute to our power and prosperity."

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