Off to the Crusades
Ex-Conservative Prime Minister also attacks
the top secret Obamatrade bill.
The US is drawing European states into a “crusade” against Russia, which goes against Europe’s interests, former conservative French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has said. Speaking to French media, he stressed that Europe now is dependent on Washington.
“Today, Europe is not independent… The US is drawing us [the EU] into a crusade against Russia, which contradicts the interests of Europe,” Fillon told the BFMTV channel.
The ex-French prime minister, who served in Nicolas Sarkozy’s government from 2007 till 2012, lashed out at Washington and its policies reports RT News.
Washington, Fillon said, pursues “extremely dangerous” policies in the Middle East that the EU and European states have to agree with.
He accused German intelligence of spying on France “not in the interests of Germany but in the interests of the United States.”
He noted the “American justice system” often interferes with the work of “European justice systems.”
"Europe is not independent,” the ex-PM said, calling for “a broad debate on how Europe can regain its independence.”
This would not be possible if Europe goes ahead and signs the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a proposed EU-US treaty, which has drawn much criticism for its secretiveness and lack of accountability.
“I am definitely against signing this agreement [TTIP] in the form in which it is now,” he added.
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