It was noticeable that when McAllister’s report was passed by the committee in November of last year, it had overwhelming approval, with only two MEPs voting against: Gunner Beck of the Kremlin-friendly Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), and Helmut Scholz of DER LINKE, considered to be the direct descendant of the Marxist–Leninist ruling party of the former East Germany, the Socialist Unity Party of Germany.
Realistically, we can assume as the pragmatic David McAllister clearly does, that the EU’s defences are best served through NATO engagement.
- Europe’s continued dependency on war-time allies for its defence
- Boris Johnson calls for Europe to "hold firm" in face of Russian threats
- Majority of Europeans believe Russia will invade Ukraine, poll shows