According to the most recent Eurobarometer survey, more than two thirds of Lithuanians would support the creation of a joint EU military force.
© DELFI / Mindaugas Ažušilis

The survey, ordered by the European Commission, shows that 68 percent of Lithuanians would support the creation of such a force. 62 and 56 percent of people in its neighbouring Baltic states of Estonia and Latvia respectively would support the creation of such a force. The average percentage of citizens supporting such a measure throughout the EU, however, is just 53 percent.

In addition, a resounding 87 percent of Lithuanians support the formation of a joint EU defence and security policy, though at 72 percent approval throughout the EU, it seems like many other countries would also support such a move. At 81 percent approval, Lithuanians also highly support the formation of a joint EU energy policy.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

NATO jets in Baltic scrambled once to intercept Russian plane

NATO fighter jets, stationed in the Baltic states as part of the NATO air policing mission, were...

US Army deploys tanks, IFVs to Lithuania for training

The US Army's Abrams tanks and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles were on Friday transported to...

Defense Ministry moves to lower upper age limit for conscripts to 23 years (Updated)

The Lithuanian Defense Ministry proposes to lower the upper age limit for draftees for mandatory...

Croatia to rejoin NATO battalion in Lithuania in 2 years

Croatia plans to rejoin NATO 's multinational battalion in Lithuania in two years' time, the...

Government asks MPs to allow it to borrow funds to meet 2 pct defense spending target

The Lithuanian government has asked the parliament to allow it to borrow funds to increase defense...