The Belgian PM Charles Michel advocates a stronger European Union in the area of defence.
“It is no longer possible to rely just on the United States for our own security”, he told the VRT’s Sunday morning news show ‘De Zevende Dag’. Michel also called Donald Trump a “strange candidate”.
The upcoming American defence policies are triggering concerns among other NATO members. Will they have to contribute more? Trump repeatedly said that other members should do more than they are doing now. Michel understands the criticism. “In Europe, we haven’t seen enough investements in defence over the past decades. And it’s not just Belgium, in this respect. But the will is there to do more.”