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EU Commission deputy chief says ‘ EU needs to take its destiny more into its own hands’

The Europeans appear to be losing confidence that the US has the best interests of the Europeans in mind

Yet another EU official has come out of the woodwork urging for the EU to grow up a little bit and to start deciding its policy for itself, rather than simply relying on the USA to tell them how it is.

The EU Commission’s deputy chief, Frans Timmermans, follows a long line of upper level European officials and personalities to make such declarations, including Foreign Affairs official Frederica Mogherini, European Council President Donald Tusk, and the EU Commission’s current president, Jean Claude Juncker, along with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose words Timmermans appears to be imitating verbatim in this case, and French President Emmanuel Macron, among others.

Anadolu Agency reports:

Frans Timmermans, the first vice-president of the European Commission, on Tuesday warned that this month’s EU summit comes at an “auspicious time”, and Europe must take its destiny “into its own hands”.

“It is the first time since 1945 that an American president has not seen it as an American strategic interest to work hard to ensure a vibrant and unified Europe and a robust Transatlantic relationship,” Timmermans told a meeting of the European lawmakers in Strasbourg. His remarks followed last weekend’s G7 summit.

“This means the EU needs to take its destiny more into its own hands,” he said, adding the EU unity “is built upon the Member States that voluntarily and democratically decided to link their destinies and shape their future together.”

EU heads of state or government will meet in Brussels on 28-29 June to discuss the most pressing policy priorities for the European Union, including how to move forward with the EU’s common asylum system and also to evaluate the progress of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

They are also scheduled to debate the next EU long-term budget, security and defense, innovation and digital Europe and Eurozone reform.

The Europeans appear to be losing confidence that the US has the best interests of the Europeans in mind concerning global economic and diplomatic policy, most ardently evidenced by Trump’s tariffs and secondary sanctions threats, together with assuming paths which directly put Europe’s best interests far to back burner while directly serving as an affront to Europe’s own security concerns.

The EU appears to be trying to figure its way through this bog in a manner in which they certainly are not accustomed to, having depended on the US to call the shots for so many decades. It’s quite an unwelcome and shocking wake up call for them. Apparently, Trump seems to believe that the Europeans and the rest of the planet have a considerable influence deficit with him, so that no matter what he does, he simply can’t do enough to truly accomplish the wreck of the USS America against the iceberg of isolationist protectionism.

 

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Seán Murphy
Seán Murphy
September 5, 2018

“Voluntary and democratic” – – yeah, right. What about Ireland being made to vote again on the Lisbon and Nice treaties, because we got it wrong the first time? Very voluntary and democratic, that was.

Tommy Jensen
Tommy Jensen
September 5, 2018

Not too much but not too little either.

Jane Karlsson
Jane Karlsson
September 5, 2018

Trump has the Europeans exactly where he wants them. Their fatal mistake was to agree with him about the gas attacks in Salisbury and Syria. Trump knew perfectly well they were fakes, and pretended it was the Kremlin and Assad to set a trap for the Europeans. They fell right into it. They thought if they did this for him, he’d do what they wanted. Very stupid. Trump does not operate like that.

Red Pilled ThoughtCrimes
Red Pilled ThoughtCrimes
September 5, 2018

same day the UN orders the EU to take more migrants…. ‘UN Demands Brussels Ignore ‘Resistance’ to Mass Migration, Share Unlimited Arrivals Across Bloc ‘ http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/06/14/un-brussels-share-infinite-migrants-eu/

Jack
Jack
September 5, 2018

This pipsqueak’s squeal is horrendous. That is right the destiny of EU has to be taken into hands but our hands hands of the people of Europe to dismantel this Bolsheviks organisation. The sooner the better. Nations of Europe by regaining their sovereigneities and independensities and taking control of their boarders money and law will be able effectively to fight off this well organised by EU invasion of blacks disguised as move of refuges. lthis s very well planed attempt to change demographic landscape of Europe in favour of mixed race creature and complite wipe out white population . We… Read more »

lordbaldric
lordbaldric
September 5, 2018

The EU “leadership” intends to flood Europe with Arabs and Africans, replacing their own pussified population. Good luck with that.

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