Foreign and Defense Policy, Europe and Russia

Eurovision contest

Enjoying a fascinating visit to Berlin, newly designated capital of the (you must bail out the) Eurozone. One cannot help but feel for Chancellor Merkel, who is meant to be fixing the Eurodisaster on her own by creating a Eurofinance system relying on newly powerful Eurocrats who will remain without an actual democratic mandate from, you know, Europeans. But I get ahead of myself.

I had the singular pleasure of hearing an impassioned talk on the need for a strong Germany from my friend and former colleague, Polish foreign minister Radek Sikorski. It’s worth a read for this line alone:  “I will probably be [the] first Polish foreign minister in history to say so, but here it is: I fear German power less than I am beginning to fear German inactivity.”

Read it all, and then check out this veiled rebuttal from today’s Wall Street Journal.

Lucky for all of us, President Obama has taken matters into his own hands, laying down the law to the folks in the EU who really matter.

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