EU leaders mull greater autonomy from US after Afghanistan, AUKUS

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EU leaders assembled on Tuesday for the first time since the disastrous international withdrawal from Afghanistan and a new US Indo-Pacific security pact bypassing the bloc, both prompting soul-searching about trans-Atlantic cooperation. “[It is] important to see with colleagues how we can act in a more autonomous way in line with our partnerships and in line with our alliances,” European Council President Charles Michel said at the start of the at the two-day summit in the Slovenian city of Kranj. No concrete decisions emerged, but the 27 member states discussed the implications of Washington…

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