Macron Wants to Run Europe’s Foreign Policy. Not Everyone Agrees

His controversial comment about boots on the ground earned an instant and very public recrimination from German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and angered US officials

By forcing Berlin to publicly rule out the possibility of sending troops, Macron managed to dispel what lingering ambiguity there had been about the whereabouts of allies’ red lines, according to a senior US official.

Nor were the comments very smart from the standpoint of operational security — according to separate officials who also spoke to Bloomberg on condition of anonymity — especially given that several countries already, quietly, have some personnel in Ukraine.

His Africa strategy is in tatters as France struggles to convince nations in the Sahel region to tolerate the presence of a former colonial power.

Joseph Borell Commission Vice-President in charge of coordinating the external action of the European Union.


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