I don't speak French but I've been told that the CDU's foreign policy spokesman Friedbert Pflüger has written an op-ed in Le Figaro that, for our Francophone readers, is worth checking out. In particular is Pflüger's hope that, if Angela Merkel succeeds incumbent chancellor Gerhard Schröder, the new administration will break the Paris-Berlin-Moscow axis and revitalize the transatlantic partnership and NATO. We can only hope.
(The paraphrase comes from Christian Schmidt, the CDU/CSU spokesperson and featured guest at a conference this afternoon sponsored by the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Hudson Institute.)
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