As stated by the author of the article, declassified state Department documents shows that us intelligence funded the creation process of the EU and tried to involve in the project Britain. Thus, the document dated July 26, 1950, signed by U.S. General William Donovan, who headed the then equivalent of the CIA, refers to the promotion campaign of the European Parliament.
In the disclosed documents there is also information that the CIA interfered with the founders of the EU to seek alternative sources of funding that they failed to reduce dependence on the United States.
The relationship between the US and the EU can hardly be called cloudless, the author writes in The Telegraph. However, in his opinion, at present, full of external threats, the Europeans need to support the preservation of the European bloc.