The EU wants to push member states into a “true union” where military cooperation is “the norm”, according to its post-Brexit strategy paper.
And the Global Strategy document released this week suggests Eurocrats will pursue ever closer political integration in the aftermath of Brexit.
It also outlines plans to work closely with Iran and funnel EU cash into investment projects in Africa.
She pledges to “deepen” ties with Turkey “while striving to anchor Turkish democracy in line with its accession criteria”.
Turkey’s accession to the EU was one of the most contentious points of debate during the referendum campaign.
But the EU now insists in the document: “We will also union and visa liberalisation, and cooperate further with Turkey in the fields of education, energy and transport.”
It also suggests that Eurocrats are still reeling in the aftermath of Britain’s rejection of political union.
But the lengthy report insists: “We must translate our commitments to mutual and solidarity into action.
Calling for Brussels politicians to act independently of NATO, it adds: “The EU needs to be strengthened as a security community: European security and defense efforts should enable the EU to act autonomously while also contributing to and undertaking actions in cooperation with NATO.”