Analysis 08-12-2018

Trump no idea of ​​Macron to create a 'European army'

The US president, Donald Trump, ignores the idea of his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, to create a 'European army', because before it did not work.

"The idea of a European army did not work very well in the First or Second World War," Trump said in a message posted Saturday on his Twitter account.

At the beginning of November, Macron called for the creation of a "true European army" to defend Europe without relying on the United States, a proposal that also enjoys the support of both Germany and Spain .

After not having a possible European army, the US president again insists that Washington will provide support to Europe as long as European countries pay their "fair share" of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

"All we ask is that you pay your fair share of NATO, " the White House tenant added, before criticizing that Germany is paying 1%, while the US it pays 4.3% of a much higher GDP to protect Europe.

Trump has already repeatedly attacked the idea of a European army and demands that Europe, instead of creating a "troop of rapid European intervention", pay the Atlantic Alliance the corresponding part.

In recent months, the unilateral measures of the US Government and its withdrawal from various international and multilateral agreements have led the community bloc to seek greater independence from Washington.

According to several analysts, the creation of a European army would reduce the influence of Trump in Europe , since "The US, since 1945, when the Second World War ended, has acted as a kind of tutor or father European military and economic "and, now," a strong Europe would mean that Washington will have less capacity for economic maneuvering in the rest of the world. "

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