The EU should build its own military after being abandoned by US in Afghanistan says EU President

The EU should build its own military after being abandoned by US in Afghanistan says EU President

The European Union should build its own military after being abandoned by Joe Biden and the US in Afghanistan, says Ursula Von Der Leyen - The President unveiled plans for the EU to develop its own defence capacities - She said the EU was too reliant on US military support, evidenced by the hasty pull-out of Afghanistan that forced EU countries to abide by Biden's deadline - She declared the EU was held back by a 'shortfall of capacity' and 'lack of political will' - Von der Leyen proposed a waiver on VAT for defence equipment developed and produced in Europe to help the EU gain military independence from the US - France will host an EU defence summit next year to solidify the plans The European Union will press …
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