European strategic autonomy has become the number one goal for an entire generation
Achieving strategic independence is the main task of the European Union (EU) in the 21st century. This was stated by the head of the European Council Charles Michel, speaking at the annual Brussels Forum.
вЂњEuropean strategic autonomy is no longer just words. The strategic independence of Europe is our new project for this century. This is a matter of our common interests. 70 years after the founding fathers (since the launch of the European integration process вЂ” the declaration of French Foreign Minister Robert Schumann May 9, 1950) European strategic autonomy has become the number one goal for our entire generation. For Europe, this is the real beginning of the 21st century, вЂњhe said.
The concept of вЂњstrategic independence of the EUвЂќ implies a radical reduction in the military dependence of the EU countries on the United States, as well as an increase in the level of internal integration of the community, an increase in the role of European institutions while the role of national states and their governments decreases.
Earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the United States will no longer automatically defend Europe, and it needs to make more efforts to ensure its own security.