Most Germans think Europe can look after itself without help from US, finds poll,

A majority of Germans think Europe can defend itself without military support from the United States, a poll has shown. Only 37 per cent of respondents said they believed Europe depended on US military help, the Forsa poll showed.

It came less than two weeks after Donald Trump said he could withdraw support for Nato if Europe did not share more of what he called an unfair burden on US taxpayers funding the alliance. […]

In the east, 60 per cent thought Europe did not need Washington, and in the west, 55 per cent. […]

Two thirds said they supported the construction of the Nord Stream 2 Baltic Sea pipeline because it would help provide Germany with a more reliable supply of natural gas. A previous poll found Germans would welcome the withdrawal of 35,000 American troops stationed in their country. Läs artikel