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Germany's Maas unveils vision for post-Atlantic Europe

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By Thomas EscrittBERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign minister called for the European Union to become a more self-confident global actor, prepared to take counter-measures when the United States crosses "red lines" and able to respond to Russian threats and Chinese growth.In a Berlin speech, Heiko Maas gave the clearest sign yet that Germany no longer sees its 70-year-old alliance with the United States as unconditional, and threw his weight behind French proposals to make the EU shipshape for a more uncertain world."We need a balanced partnership with the U.S.," he told youth activists in a ...

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 20:31 IST
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