paris - French President Emmanuel Macron regrets that Belgium has opted for the American F-35 (Joint Strike Fighter or JSF) as successor to the F-16, and not for the Typhoon of the European consortium Eurofighter. 'Strategically, this decision goes against European interests,' Macron said during a visit to Slovakia. 'I regret the choice that has been made.'
The Belgian government reported on Thursday that, after years of proceedings, it chose the American fighter plane for cost reasons. Brussels will buy 34.