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Czech PM backs European army in talks with Germany's Merkel
PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic supports deeper European defense cooperation that could eventually lead to the creation of a European army, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday.Sobotka said more European security and defense cooperation, in addition to the existing partnership in NATO, was a priority given the need to protect external EU borders and respond to growing security threats from places such as the Middle East.
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