CS Monitor: The European Union’s two preeminent political leaders will sit down this week in an imposing medieval fortress off France’s Mediterranean coast. And a lot more than croissants and canapés will be on the menu.
What they’ve be chewing over for some time is more substantial: the prospect of what might be called a “new Europe.”
For decades, European countries have been key partners of the United States. Yet with France and Germany taking the lead, the 27-member EU seems to be grappling its way toward a more assertively independent identity. Read More …
Opinion: That Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel are the two leaders to meet, clearly demonstrates who’s in charge. And since Mrs. Merkel announced she would stand down as Leader of the CDU at the party convention in December 2018, and would not seek a fifth term as Chancellor in 2021, Emmanuel Macron is emerging head of the EU.
Just two weeks ago, Macron received an emperor’s welcome on a trip to Lebanon in the wake of the devastating explosion with throngs of Lebanese pleading with him to lead the torn nation:
Macron’s Moment: Cheering Crowds In Devastated Beirut