In an attempt to bridge the Franco-German differences in the Ukrainian, the German chancellor Olaf Solz is meeting today Friday in Berlin with the French president Emmanuel Macron and the Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. This is the first summit meeting of the so-called Weimar Triangle since last June.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung comments on the front page with headline “Don’t leave Europe in the hands of others”: “Has the “Franco-German steam engine” paid off? Perhaps the term describes something that no longer applies. Germany and France can no longer jointly steer the rapidly expanding EU because in almost all areas decisions are made by majority.

This is basically a positive development, because it is consistent with the European idea. The biggest challenge remains Russia’s deterrence. That is why Germany and France must find each other again. This is especially true in the case of a return of Donald Trump in the White House. Otherwise Europe will experience and once again foreign powers to dominate the fate of the old continent”.