Does the whole EU have to fight?
April 15, 2009 4:05 PM Subscribe
If a country in the European Union becomes involved in a major military conflict (politi-speak for big war), would it drag the other nations into it like other binding agreements in European past?
posted by Alec Loudenback to law & government (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I can't find any real yes or no online. I do know that the EU has it's own troops, but I am talking about if China decides to attack Germany, and Germany (as a sovereign nation) fights back, do all of the other nations have to fight too?
I understand that in a major situation like that, other countries would probably ally with Germany anyway, but are the legally bound by the EU constitution/agreement/treaty/other document of the EU?
Bonus points for specific references to a EU document/ other official source.