Macron's alarm in Germany: Russia may be right here tomorrow | EUROtoday

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Ukraine, Russia, European protection: probably the most pressing problems with the battle took middle stage within the speech given by Emmanuel Macron on the European youth pageant in entrance of the Frauenkirche in Dresden. This is the spotlight of the French president's second day in Germany, the primary state go to with full ceremonial honors since that of Jacques Chirac in 2000.

“We Europeans are not waging war on Russia or the Russian people,” Macron, the primary French president to return to East Germany since 1989, stated in Dresden. However, he added that “we are going to proceed to assist Ukraine defend itself so long as it’s essential », as a result of «an authoritarian and revisionist regime like that of Moscow can’t be allowed to threaten Europe». For the French president, the truth is, “even Germany and France would no longer be safe if the law of the strongest prevailed in Ukraine” and “Russia could be here tomorrow”. «Peace – he reiterated – can’t be the capitulation of Kiev».

In his speech, through which he spoke at instances in German, Macron revisited numerous themes additionally touched upon in his current speech on the Sorbonne, from European protection – for which, he stated, we’d like a “Copernican revolution” and a “doubled budget”, which additionally contemplates the choice of “common debts” – to China, to the electoral problem represented by the advance of the fitting.

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On Tuesday, the French president will attain Muenster however, above all, Meseberg Castle, the residence that the German Government has historically reserved for particular occasions with worldwide company since 2007.

Here Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (with authorities delegations) will talk about numerous dossiers, beginning with the strengthening of air protection the place, based on sources cited by the Bloomberg company, the addition of a protection system that integrates the European Sky Shield Initiative (ESSI), promoted by Germany and supported by 21 international locations, which makes use of Israeli Arrow 3 and US Patriot missiles. France, which with Italy developed the system generally known as SAMP-T, has not up to now supported the ESSI, stressing {that a} European-style resolution could be preferable.