Pffft! Try getting anything done by EU. You will love it. Almost all europeans I know hate EU for getting any business or anything done. They only love EU because of financial convenience and population mobility.Even the East Europeans would prefer a combined EU defence plan as a more effective counter to simply allying with the US as they are now. It's not just France, France and Germany are spearheading the campaign, but requires the support of all EU countries, primarily Italy and Spain.