The EU has always been independent from the US, says German Defense Minister

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius has criticized French President Emmanuel Macron, saying the European Union has never been in danger of subjugating the United States.

The German defense minister’s comment came in response to what French President Emmanuel Macron recently said during an interview with ZDF television on Thursday.

Pistorius commented: “I consider[Macron’s]statement to be unfortunate. We have never submitted to the United States, and now we do not face this danger.” At the same time, the EU countries should formulate their own position on foreign policy issues “in agreement with an ally on the other side of the Atlantic.”

The German minister added: “Europe” will not gain anything if it starts to play on the contradictions between partners, because then China will be the only winner.

On Sunday, the French leader told Les Echos newspaper that Europe should not interfere in other people’s conflicts and should not be a party to disagreements between the US and China over the status of Taiwan.

Macron called on the EU countries to “determine their strategic position”, and if they do not do this, they will fall into dependence.

Source: TASS

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