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The United Europe of Tomorrow?

From Brexit to a hostile US administration, the EU faces serious challenges to its survival. But these challenges could end up helping the EU, by showing its members just how badly they need one another, particularly to ensure their defense and security.

PARIS – US President Donald Trump has shaken a transatlantic alliance that had long seemed unshakable. In a January interview, he labeled NATO “obsolete” and the European Union a “vehicle for Germany.” The EU will soon collapse, he predicted, with a succession of countries following the United Kingdom out. The United States, his position suggests, would be more than fine with that.