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“Europe must take its destiny in its own hands, US will not protect us”, claims Merkel

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Merkel spoke about European unity at an award ceremony in the city of Aachen, where she praised president Emmanuel Macron for his “contagious enthusiasm” Merkel spoke about European unity at an award ceremony in the city of Aachen, where she praised president Emmanuel Macron for his “contagious enthusiasm”
“It’s no longer the case that the United States will simply just protect us,” Merkel said, according to a live broadcast by Deutsche Welle. “It’s no longer the case that the United States will simply just protect us,” Merkel said, according to a live broadcast by Deutsche Welle.
“Let’s face it: Europe is still in its infancy with regard to common foreign policy,” Merkel said, but stressed the need to close ranks against common threats “Let’s face it: Europe is still in its infancy with regard to common foreign policy,” Merkel said, but stressed the need to close ranks against common threats

Europe cannot put all of its trust in the U.S. when it comes to protection and should instead “take its destiny into its own hands,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. “It's no longer the case that the United States will simply just protect us”.

 The German leader spoke about European unity at an award ceremony in the city of Aachen, where she praised French President Emmanuel Macron for his “contagious enthusiasm” about the continent and said this would inspire young Europeans. She reiterated a concern from last year that, considering the threats “at Europe’s doorstep,” U.S. protection is not implicitly reliable anymore.

“It’s no longer the case that the United States will simply just protect us,” Merkel said, according to a live broadcast by Deutsche Welle. “Let’s face it: Europe is still in its infancy with regard to the common foreign policy,” Merkel said, but she stressed the need for nations to close ranks against common threats. “That is the task for the future.”

Merkel made a similar appeal a year ago, following visits by President Donald Trump to her country and the NATO alliance in neighboring Belgium. The chancellor hinted that Trump’s “America first” slogan and his frequent clashes with U.S. allies across the Atlantic were indicative of a wider schism in the western alliance.

Her latest comments came shortly after a visit to the White House last month, when differences with Trump on several policy areas were apparent. Most recently, Trump’s decision to pull out of a major nuclear energy and arms control deal with Iran has earned him criticism from Germany and other European nations, including Russia, that support the deal.

Macron, who received the Charlemagne award, echoed many of Merkel’s points in pushing for a European foreign and defense policy. “We made the choice to build peace in the Middle East,” Macron said. “Other powers...haven’t kept their word,” he added, without specifying the powerful countries he was referencing.

“We must succeed in building our own sovereignty, which in this region will be the guarantor of stability,” he said.

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    Hey Macron...she wants your Nukes and she's going to get them....

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