Merkel: EU ought to have its personal plane service

brinkwire.com - 03-13

German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced support for building a common European aircraft carrier to highlight the EU’s growing role as a global actor. Speaking at a joint news conference with Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins, Merkel underlined the need for the EU to boost its defense capabilities, but also argued that these efforts were not against NATO.