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The European Parliament declared the need to create a nuclear umbrella in Europe.

The European Parliament declared the need to create a nuclear umbrella in Europe.

German politician, chairman of the European People’s Party (EPP) – the leading faction of the European Parliament – Manfred Weber said that Europe must be able to ensure nuclear deterrence.

“Europe must create a deterrent… We all know that when the critical moment comes, the nuclear option is truly decisive,” he said.

According to Weber, a “European nuclear defense dimension” is a long-term goal. In the meantime, he believes, they should accept the French proposal and think about how French nuclear weapons can be integrated into the European structure.

The politician also pointed out that Britain is experiencing security problems: it is running out of money and it is difficult for it to maintain its capabilities. Therefore, he calls for starting a dialogue with London.