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Nice to talk after the shock

has reached Emmanuel Macron at least: All the talk about his diagnosis from the alleged brain death, the Nato , the only survivors of a military Alliance from the Cold war era. Thus turned a Meeting of Nato foreign Ministers in Brussels to the statement made by the French President in an Interview with the British economic magazine "The Economist".

The shock is not sustainable. To the outside world, Nato is the most successful Alliance in history. "We stand to this great Alliance," confirmed yesterday, US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo demonstrative of the commitment to Nato. Behind the Scenes of many parts, however, the criticism that the Alliance is in a severe crisis. This has to do not only with U.S. President Donald Trump to. Already under his predecessor, Barack Obama, the US began to Orient themselves in the direction of Asia and the Pacific. And the Europeans have always responded only slowly to the Appeals, to be more involved in the expense of the Alliance and at the expense of their own safety.

The French relationship to Nato has always been difficult to

The French President has openly said what many are thinking. The cracks in the Alliance are suddenly obvious. Macron backed his diagnosis with the fact that the Americans have not discussed the conflict in Syria with the allies. The withdrawal of U.S. troops from the North of Syria has caught the European Partner on the wrong foot. Unanimously, the criticism of the invasion is the Turkish armed forces in the field. Turkey, after all, a member of the Alliance, has not informed the Nato also.

Little understanding there is, however, for Macrons drastic choice of words. Brain-dead can be known, not brought to life. No, Emmanuel Macron does not want to abolish Nato, to appease the French diplomats. The President of the wool shake with his shock strategy, and before the anniversary of the heads of state and government meeting, initiate a discussion. Nato celebrates the beginning of December in London with a "Leaders meeting" the 70. Anniversary of its founding.

France had always had a difficult relationship with Nato, diplomats said. In fact, the country only under Macrons Predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, is returned in the structures of the Alliance. Emmanuel Macron is talking about striking a lot of European sovereignty. This includes from the point of view of the French, that Europe can defend itself, should the US, as the protection makes it all the way back. Awake the Germans, who have set up under the American protective umbrella is convenient wants to shake Macron. After the exit of great Britain, France is the only nuclear in the EU. French troops are engaged in peacekeeping missions from Africa to the Middle East. Above all, the economy is strong and rich, Germany would have to assume from the point of view of the French on more responsibility.

Heiko Maas promises reforms

Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg tried to limit the damage. US President, Donald Trump says now that Nato is obsolete. Now Stoltenberg has to capture the unruly house of the Lord at the Elysée. The Norwegians underscore that the European allies would have increased its defence spending in the last five years at least 100 billion dollars. And warned that any attempt to remove Europe from America, will not only weaken the TRANS-Atlantic Band, but also one of Europe's columns.

especially the Eastern Europeans see the USA as the guarantor for their safety and not about the EU. In fact, there are no signs that the United States would leave Europe, on the contrary. As a reaction to the Russian annexation of the Crimea, the Americans along with Nato partners troops along the Eastern flank reinforced. In the next year, one of the largest manoeuvres since the Cold war, with 30'000 to 40'000 soldiers had planned to appease the diplomats. The German foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, has promised to reform proposals to the Nato, "to revive". The military Alliance just need a "makeover". After the first shock about the brain death, the condition of Nato is talking quickly beautiful.

Created: 20.11.2019, 22:58 PM

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