Some news outlets spin this as the US being against a joint EU military cooperation.
In reality, the US doesn’t want to see its arms manufacturers excluded from supplying any potential EU defence pact and threads to exclude European manufacturers from US contracts.
European Parliament voting intention:
BREX: 27% (-1)
LAB: 25% (-1)
LDEM: 14% (+3)
CON: 13% (-1)
GRN: 8% (+2)
CHUK: 6% (-2)
UKIP: 3% (+1)
via @ComRes, 09 May
Chgs. w/ 07 May
— Britain Elects (@britainelects) May 11, 2019
The Trump administration has taken an aggressive posture towards the UK on post-Brexit trade talks, demanding greater access to the UK market for its agricultural products and guarantees that London would not manipulate its currency.
Despite the light rain, French President Emmanuel Macron and German
Chancellor Angela Merkel held a moving ceremony in Compiegne, northeast
of Paris, to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the World War
Powerful show of unity from Merkel, Macron to mark centenary of the end of WWI
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with French President Emmanuel
Macron on Saturday in Compiegne, the northern French city where an
armistice was signed to bring an end to the First World War.