Researches about Ukraine

Obama’s farewell to Merkel and Europe

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

On November 17, Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer was interviewed by Le Monde’s correspondent in Berlin, to discuss President Obama’s last trip to Berlin, and Obama’s legacy in Europe and transatlantic relations. She commented on the “special relationship” between Obama and Merkel during Obama’s two mandates, which she sees as the consequence of France’s and UK’s domestic weaknesses. Obama relied on Merkel’s leadership on Ukraine, Russia, the refugee crisis, etc. Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer said that “Obama went to Berlin to pass the torch to Merkel, to defend the liberal and democratic order,” but “Merkel does not want to endorse …read more

Source: The German Marshall Fund of the United States

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