Germany's defense minister, Ursula Von der Leyen, was in Lithuania on Thursday on NATO business. But, she spoke about the EU.

It's time

From Vilnius, Von der Leyen said "it's time to move forward to a European Defense Union, which is basically a 'Schengen of defense'," Reuters reported on Thursday.

She went on to add “this is what the Americans expect us to do.”

In the countdown to NATO’s Warsaw Summit, Germany pledged a force of 1,000 troops to be stationed in Lithuania. The battali...

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