Why should France put an finish to the unrealistic “Franco-German couple”? | EUROtoday

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Lhe query of relations with Germany has been on the coronary heart of the considerations of French diplomacy since 1871. It was a query, after Sedan, of guaranteeing the independence of our nation within the face of a extra highly effective neighbor. Asking the query of our relationships with Germany, in these phrases, seems provocative right this moment because the crucial to beat the previous and obtain reconciliation between former enemies has taken root on each banks of the Rhine. The picture of General de Gaulle and Adenauer within the cathedral of Reims or of Mitterrand and Kohl in Verdun symbolizes this need to exorcise the reminiscence of three wars in seventy years.

It was not only a friendship that needed to be established however frequent pursuits that we hoped to advertise on this manner. Germany noticed it as a manner…