The head of the European Council: EU countries increasingly approve of Macron’s desire for “autonomy” from the United States

A growing number of European leaders support French President Emmanuel Macron’s aspirations for “strategic autonomy” from the United States, European Council President Charles Michel said. He did not specify who specifically supports the position of Paris, but said that compared to what it was a few years ago, now there has been “a leap forward in terms of strategic autonomy” of European countries.

“On the issue of relations with the United States, it is clear that there may be nuances and sensitive topics for members of the European Council. Some European leaders would not talk like Emmanuel Macron… I think quite a few think like Emmanuel Macron,” Mr Michel told the French TV show La Faute l’Europe (quoted from Politico).

On April 9, the French President, during a visit to China, said that, in his opinion, Europe should not participate in the conflict between the US and China over Taiwan. According to him, the priority of the countries of the European Union (EU) is not to adapt to the agenda of other countries in all regions of the world, but to follow their own interests. He also said that the EU should not be “US-led” on defense and energy issues. After that, the US Senate threatened to leave Europe “to deal with Ukraine on its own.”

Details – in the material “Kommersant” “The President of France flew on the third superpower.”

Laura Keffer


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