If the Europeans want to establish themselves in the world, the only soft power is not enough, — this, according to the Daily Express, said the elected head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. In her opinion, Europe now need to learn the language and develop your own “muscles”.
ReutersУрсула von der Leyen, which is December 1, shall take office of the President of the European Commission, has caused anxiety to his “aggressive speech”, in which she hinted at the EU’s willingness to abandon the “soft power” and play “muscle”, writes the Daily Express. “Today, one only soft power is not enough, if we Europeans want to establish themselves in the world, she said. — Europe must also learn the language of force. On the one hand, means the development of your own muscle where we for a long time relied on others, for example, in the security policy. On the other hand, this means using the power available to us with greater focus”. Ursula von der Leyen also made a swipe at the President of France Emmanuel Makron, who last month vetoed the negotiations on the adoption of Albania and Northern Macedonia to the EU. “We have demanded that North Macedonia and Albania. They performed all in full. Now we must keep the word and to contribute to the accession negotiations”, she said.