In its proposals for the defense of the European Union should not be a rival to NATO and to duplicate its functions. Reports replyua.net such a statement today after arriving in Brussels to attend a meeting of heads of the Ministry of defense announced Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg. “I have always clearly said that the EU’s efforts in defence must not compete with NATO and duplicate the functions of NATO, because NATO remains the Foundation of the security of the EU”, – he said.
It should be noted that the head of the White house Donald trump called the senseless idea of creating a single army in Europe, because European countries began two of the most bloody war of XX century, attacking primarily on their neighbors.
Earlier, the President of France Emmanuel Makron in his address to the EU called for the establishment of its armed forces to defend themselves and not depend only on US, to act in a more sovereign way.