This Associated Press video from Belgium says about itself:
Colourful protest as Trump arrives in Brussels
(24 May 2017) Thousands of protesters took part in a march against US President Donald Trump to coincide with his arrival in Brussels on Wednesday.
Afterwards, the President held talks with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.
Belgium is Trump‘s fourth stop on his maiden overseas tour.
In Brussels is the European Union headquarters as well. Unfortunately, it looks like the European Union top bureaucrats are listening to Donald Trump instead of to the demonstrators against Trump and NATO militarism.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
The EU is doing more defense,
‘defense’; an euphemism for war
under pressure from Trump
Two weeks after the visit of US President Trump in Brussels, his words are still reverberating. Trump wants EU countries to spend more money on defense. That can not be promised by the European Commission, because national governments are responsible for that. Nevertheless, the EU wants to do more. …
The defense money is no stepping stone to a common European army, the European Commission says.
Yet, in Brussels, they are talking about a common European army. It is one of the three future scenarios that the European Commission presents to the countries. …
According to the Commission, less military cooperation is not possible. …
One can certainly sense the influence of President Trump in Brussels.
The European Union already has, not an official European Union army, but something close to it: the European Union Military Staff. The commander of its ‘department of crisis response and current operations’ used to be Greek general Georgios Epitideios. Also in Brussels, Epiteidios was senior staff member of NATO’s Central Command.
Recently, General Epitideios came back to Brussels. This time as Member of the European Parliament for the Greek nazi party Golden Dawn. Does European Commission boss Mr Juncker want someone like neo-nazi General Epitideios as commander of the European Union’s ‘stronger military fist’ plans?