ANGELA Merkel has renewed her call for the European Union to have its own army, warning the bloc will not be able to rely on others to guarantee its security with Donald Trump in the White House and Britain set to leave.
The Berlin chief said Brussels will have to take on “more responsibility in the world” as she predicted a cooling in trans-Atlantic ties under the eurosceptic President-elect.
And describing Brexit as “emotional” for her she urged the remaining 27 member states to use Britain’s decision to leave to railroad through ever closer military cooperation.
Mrs Merkel made the remarks as she picked up honorary degrees from two Belgian universities which were awarded in recognition of her work towards a ‘unified Europe’.
They come as eurocrats continue to press forward with plans for much closer European cooperation on military matters – a so-called ‘Defence Union’ – which is seen by most observers as the back-door creation of an EU army.
BREXIT TAX WAR: Merkel draws up EU battle lines as she threatens economic CONFLICT with UK
Merkel’s migrant clampdown promise on course to FAIL as half a million await deportation
MERKEL MUST GO: Furious protesters demand Angela LEAVES as she receives honorary award
EUROPE ON THE EDGE: Germany’s Scháuble LASHES OUT at ECB’s controversial euro policies
Robot kill switches & legal status: MEPs endorse AI proposal
Britain ‘could be FORCED to follow EU law for 10 YEARS after Brexit’ Maltese PM hints
UK drivers set for premium hikes to cover UNINSURED motorists under ‘CRAZY’ EU diktat
Cracking up? EU’s power sharing stitch-up in danger of collapse as MEPs row over austerity
Brexit BLUEPRINT: Theresa May to FINALLY reveal Britain’s EU exit plan in HUGE speech
Shameless EU politicians WILL veto Brexit deal if UK ‘better off leaving than remaining’
End of EU-Ukraine love affair? Kiev and Brussels fall out over visa-free travel
(Visited 8 times, 6 visits today)