These calls for a European military are becoming more frequent and it will rapidly develop into and become the most powerful and devastating armed force in the world (See our prior video which echoes this article).
The EU budget should be used for military research and the bloc could become a defence alliance akin to Nato, the European Commission is poised to say.
The Commission is to outline its ideas in a legislative proposal on spending and in an ideas paper on defence due out on Wednesday (7 June).
Trump caused upset at Nato last week.
“The development of a new generation of many major defence systems is today beyond the reach of a single EU member state … ‘More Europe’ in defence and security is clearly needed”, the draft proposals, seen by Bloomberg, a US news agency, said.
The reflection paper adds that the “nature of the trans-Atlantic relationship is evolving” and that “more than ever, Europeans need to take greater responsibility for their own security”.