Macron wants to make the EU independent of NATO »GoGetNews News

French President Emmanuel Macron proposes to strengthen the defense obligations of the countries of the European Union, according to Welt am Sonntag.

According to the publication, which refers to EU diplomats, France suggests clarifying the seventh paragraph of Article 42 of the EU treaty, according to which EU countries should provide assistance to any member of the community.

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The changes proposed by Macron are designed to protect non-NATO countries – Sweden, Finland, Austria, Cyprus, Malta and Ireland, as well as in case NATO is unable to activate collective defense in the event of an attack on a NATO country , and weight.

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