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Submarine crisis: "The end of the 'contract of the century' reveals the risk of a strategic downgrading of France"

2021-09-20T17:24:29.748Z

TRIBUNE - "This diplomatic-industrial disaster reveals a very French phenomenon: the discrepancy between ambitions declared with emphasis and the reality of our means which has great difficulty in sticking to these incantations", argues Arnaud Danjean, MEP LR, specialist in ...



Arnaud Danjean is vice-president of the EPP (European People's Party) group in the European Parliament and coordinator of his group on defense and security issues.

When deceit disputes it with bad faith to break the trust placed in a strategic partnership, there is reason to be scandalized.

And we have all rightfully been so when we learned of the Australian about-face on the contract providing for the construction of the twelve submarines by the French flagship Naval Group.

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But the anger coupled with a reassessment of our commitments with allies with such disrespectful behavior cannot obscure the need for lucid reflection.

Not only on the causes of this diplomatic-industrial disaster but also on what it reveals of a very French phenomenon: the gap between ambitions declaimed with emphasis on all international issues and the reality of our means which is struggling. to stick to these incantations.

Regarding the direct causes of the Australian turnaround,

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Source: lefigaro

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