The “Old Europe” does not understand very well the illiberal tendencies of the “New Europe”, Poland above all. Advertisements
Well, according to the Economist, it is Xi Jinping. Not necessarily because a Chinese President is already more powerful than the American one, it is because Mr Xi has now more clout than Mr Trump.
Der Spiegel says: “Angela Merkel should follow Macron’s path on Europe”. The Germans had a kind of European supremacy during the last ten years and nothing remarkable came out for Europe. Maybe it’s really time for the French to come back in the driving seat ?
One long read in the Guardian about the The Science of Spying : How the CIA secretly recruits academics.
Geely Automotive acquired the majority in Saxo Bank, a Danish financial platform, after having previously bought the Swedish carmaker Volvo. The Chinese are here to stay and we have to get accustomed to the new normal.
Der Spiegel has a great piece about bribery and corruption at Airbus, an explosive situation having the potential to tear the company into pieces. It risks also putting a strain on the Franco-German relationship, at a time of crises when their cooperation seems more necessary than ever to keep to boat afloat.
China and South Korea have their worst bilateral relations in 25 years, since their re-establishment in 1992. And it is beyond North Korea and THAAD : the South Koreans have searched for a re-balancing of their former dependence from the US (military) and Japan (economic), and looked hopefully toward the Popular Republic. Hence, the 2015…… Continue reading South Korea feels the heat of China’s embrace