Is Germany’s elder statesman Wolfgang Schäuble the Berlin ally French President Emmanuel Macron never had?
The French President likes to make blunt statements that provoke public outrage. Berlin should brace for more to come.
Emmanuel Macron is trying to mend fences with Rome.
The changing of the guard in Brussels offers the French president the chance of a new beginning in Europe.
Emmanuel Macron has turned to an old strategy: leveraging France’s budding rapprochement with Moscow.
The European Union often fails to make its mark on global affairs due to internal divisions. Scrapping the unanimity requirement for European foreign policy positions could help—but it can’t come without burden-sharing.
Marine Le Pen risks being sidelined—at home and in Europe.