The European Union (EU) can not continue to rely on the US for its defense. European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said in an interview with the Austrian press, Politico reports.
"It becomes clear that we can not rely on American support for defense in the long term," the head of the European Commission said.
Speaking about the state of affairs in the EU, Juncker noted that the views of Europeans on the block are improving, but the region can not appeal to the US to protect its future.
“It becomes clear that we cannot, in the long-term, rely on American defense support,” Juncker told.
As reported, Junker darlier said about counter measures, if the US sanctions against Russia will harm the EU.