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For France, NATO Was Never Essential

For the first time in years, Merkel and Macron are mediating in the Ukraine conflict. Just at a time France’s president distanced himself from NATO. French security expert and director of the GMF Paris office, Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer, states that Macron’s policy is also in the interest of Germany.
WELT: Ms. De Hoop Scheffer, what differentiates France’s relation with NATO compared to that of Germany and Eastern Europe?
Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer: The French have never perceived NATO as an essential protection from an existential threat against their country. Among politicians this is still a controversial issue. On the contrary, the …read more

Source:: The German Marshall Fund of the United States


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