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US pulls out, Europeans must take security into their own hands, says Stubb

A stone's throw from the NATO summit, we had to dare. Alexander Stubb therefore chose to issue a warning to Europeans. “ I do not believe that the American presence (in Europe) is permanent” he explains in an interview with Financial Times. We must therefore prepare for an American withdrawal from Europe. " We need to develop. It is reality » he explains « We can no longer operate in the field of security as 27 different entities. If Americans Look Away (NB: towards other countries, other alliances). We have to start having European solutions ". And to add: We have a president, a foreign minister, security guarantees, legal personality and a diplomatic service. We therefore have the instruments to share decisions and work together more closely. ».

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).