On Geopolitics

Negotiating the EU's Future on Even Ground

Adriano Bosoni
Senior Europe Analyst, Stratfor
Nov 28, 2017 | 10:59 GMT
For the first time in a decade, the countries whose alliance lies at the heart of the European Union are negotiating more or less on even ground.

Ten years after the financial crisis began, France has come to terms with Germany's higher profile in European affairs. But accepting a position as Europe's co-leader is not the same thing as accepting the role of second in command.

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In the coming years, the defining alliance between France and Germany will be the closest it's been to an equal partnership in a decade. The question is whether the relationship that has kept the bloc together in the past will be enough to preserve its unity in the future....

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