Comment: Unpredictable Trump has not said a bad word about Putin – in a week, Europe celebrates or cries

Summary:
Ilta-Sanomat writes in a comment that cracks in transatlantic relations inevitably change Europe’s security situation. This is why Finland must stay alert when it comes to the European Union’s defence projects.

Presidents Trump and Putin have room for powerful manoeuvres as the EU is in internal disarray and has lost its voice in world politics. In this sense, it is positive that the EU is becoming more active in defence.

When President Niinistö used to speak of EU defence as an alternative to NATO, many people laughed. Now it is not laughable anymore – EU defence may be the only alternative.

Media:  Ilta-Sanomat
Date: 9.7.2018
Journalist: Timo Paunonen
Main source: n/a

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