The tensions between France's President Emmanuel Macron , and Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, occurred on Thursday at a joint press conference in Paris, the Élysée Palace, clear to days. Stoltenberg said that the Nato so the blow was strong for a number of years. Macron, by contrast, the last two Nato said, summit had only been the question of how to reduce the financial participation of the USA in Nato. This was an "unacceptable gap" to the real political challenges facing the Alliance would be.
Mr Stoltenberg visited the Macron should be celebrated a few days before the Meeting of the heads of state and government of Nato countries in London, where the 70-year anniversary of the military Alliance. The remark Macrons, according to which Nato is "brain dead", that makes the Mini-summit is now even more unpredictable – and not only to US President Donald Trump.
The appearance with Stoltenberg once again Macron did not repeat the controversial formulation that maintained its Position that there is clarify between the members of the Alliance basic questions. It should be discussed how Europe is defended could be. This is also a "clear-sighted, robust, challenging dialogue" with Russia is necessary, he "had begun to be without naive". Neither Russia nor China are common enemies of Nato, but "the terrorism that has made all our countries". Macron asked the rhetorical question of whether Europe has become more secure by ensuring that the dialogue with Russia is missing.
Stoltenberg turned against the accusation that Nato lacked a common strategy. "Nato is the only platform on which Europe and the United States together strategic issues to discuss. We do this every day," says Stoltenberg. "The European Union cannot defend Europe. A strong EU and a strong Nato are two sides of the same coin."
Escalating communication strategy
Macron had previously talked about the new "European security architecture", which he has outlined for months. France wants to reduce the military dependence of the EU from the USA. Stoltenberg said he welcomed France's increased involvement in the European defence policy. The discussion had to "be on the right way" initiated. This can be used as a page at the end of communication strategy-bat can be read on Macrons escalating.
"brain dead"-Expression not in Europe to: Emmanuel Macron in his declarations to the media in Paris. (Reuters/Bertrand Guay/28. November 2019)
The Economist-Interview in Brussels a omnipräsentes topic – and in addition to the "brain death"-Expression, many wonder about the offensive Advertise Vladimir Putin, and a possible rapprochement with Russia. Surprised and sometimes angry was included in the Nato Headquarters, that Macron had written at the end of October a letter to Putin, according to the proposal for a Moratorium on medium-range weapons in Europe deserve "to be examined in detail". To Paris departed from the official Nato line: Stoltenberg, the offer had been rejected already by the end of September.
"We need more Cohesion,"
diplomat described Putin's offer as "poisoned" and "insidious". Because all of the other 28 Nato members share the Conviction of the United States, Russia breaking the INF Treaty to ban medium-range missiles for years and dozens of cruise missiles of the type 9M729 (Nato name has stationed SSC-8). Therefore, the USA were dropped in August from the bilateral INF Treaty. The 9M729 missiles can reach up to Portugal each EU country, which is why Putin's proposal as implausible is classified. Finally, he would cement a state of the Moscow before sharing. The Nato countries have little capacities in the Short and medium - haul, with ranges of up to 5500 kilometers.
Macrons clear position on the side Stoltenberg, he had not accepted the Moratorium, is likely to reduce the concern in the Alliance only a little. France had submitted the response letter to Moscow to the partners a copy of it, which is why diplomats stress that Macron had "no sympathy" for Putin's proposal. Nevertheless, the approach was based on the Brussels impression, that the President of France, anmahne more cooperation, but preferably alone lospresche and the Concerns of the Balts and the Scandinavians in front of Moscow, not seriously.
Merkel is surprised
in Berlin, the Irritation has increased over Macron rather. Probably for this reason, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, held on Wednesday a surprisingly large part of her speech in the General debate of the Nato. Macrons "brain death"-Expression is understood in the German government so that Macron has placed the Alliance practically and by a purely European defence wants to replace. But it holds for the adventurous. Europe is not in a position to defend themselves, warned Merkel.
On Thursday the Minister Heiko Maas to put on the outside – even more clearly than before. "Mind games via a decoupling American and European security Concerns me, not only with a view to our own security," he said. "You divide Europe. We do not need any new trenches. We need more Cohesion."
impact on the relation Berlin/Warsaw
in fact, the Eastern Nato are alarmed member States such as Poland, the maximum. In the Nato you see in the case of reinsurance, compared to Russia. The French diagnosis, you think this is wrong, said Poland's foreign Minister, Jacek Czaputowicz to the start of the week, for the Alliance to find "the right answers to the challenges in the East". The Manifestations Macrons were not the important unit in the Alliance". Specifically, he thanked Merkel and Maas for their opposition.
Macron was, meanwhile, at the press conference with Stoltenberg to Protocol, he was happy that the Alliance have heard the Wake-up call, and now about fundamental issues will be discussed. Nato could count on France, "his commitment and his army". Paris was "therefore, a reliable and challenging Partner."
Created: 28.11.2019, 20:16 Uhr