Merkel: Europe must become more independent, including in the military sphere

Europe should be ready to take on more responsibility in world politics and to develop its military capabilities. In an interview with the British newspaper Financial Times said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

According to her, the attention of the United States to the European Union weakens. In this regard, he called on the Alliance to increase spending on defense. In her opinion, this will directly depend on the influence of the European Union.