German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said it would be “naive” of the European Union to rely on US support for solving problems in “our neighborhood.” She proposed instead more cooperation between members of the EU in security issues and the others challenges that Europe faces. -Vasilis Chronopoulos 

As concern grows in Europe about US President-elect Donald Trump’s commitment to transatlantic cooperation, German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed for the European Union to “take more responsibility” on the world stage during a speech on Thursday in Brussels.

“From the point of view of some of our traditional partners – and I am thinking here as well about the transatlantic relations – there is no eternal guarantee for a close cooperation with us Europeans,”


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