European Union. BBC
Daily Mail: EU accused of 'planning its own empire' as report reveals it wants its influence to spread into Asia and Africa
* Details contained within 'Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy'
* Calls for a focus on sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East amid terror fears
* But Ukip MEP believes the report proves the EU 'wants its own Empire'
The EU has been accused of 'planning its own empire' after a report suggested the bloc wants its influence to spread into part of Asia and Africa.
The EU foreign policy document said 'gradual synchronisation and mutual adaptation' of defence planning would 'enhance strategic convergence between Member States'.
In a report called Global Strategy, there are also calls to increase the bloc's influence in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East amid fears over terrorism.
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Update #1: 'EU WANTS AN EMPIRE' Brussels hope to expand its influence as far as ASIA and AFRICA (Express)
Update #2: EU global strategy: ‘We must be ready to go beyond NATO’ (Politico)
Update #3: The EU’s New Global Strategy: Useful or Pointless? (Jan Techau, Carnegie)
WNU Editor: The "Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign And Security Policy" report is here. and the web page is here.
What's my take .... probably the same as most of Europe .... who wants to run an empire in today's world. Unfortunately .... I do not think the mandarins in Brussels really care what the people of Europe think .... and having an empire appears to be their priority .... not Brexit or addressing Europe's migration and financial/economic crisis.