Lucinda Creighton: When it comes to security, there’s no substitute for the ‘special relationship’
Europe is right to grow its own defences in a time of global uncertainty, but nurturing the EU-US alliance must be prioritised
Ursula von der Leyen delivered her annual State of the European Union speech as president of the European Commission in Strasbourg on Thursday.
The more cynically-minded may cringe at the apparent rip-off of the address that has been delivered by every US president since Woodrow Wilson, but the reality is that the SOTEU speech has become a useful tool for the EU to set out its priorities and reinforce its core values.
This year’s was ...