The decade 2020 will be decisive for the European Union.
After the chain shocks of the euro crisis, Islamist terrorism, waves of migrants, Brexit and the Covid pandemic, it will have to try to build a political Europe from its achievements - the large market, the euro and the rule of law - and above all the momentum triggered by the Next Generation EU recovery plan.
Otherwise, centrifugal forces could prevail.
After the departure of the United Kingdom, the heart of the integration of the continent lies more than ever in the Franco-German relationship.
On the surface, the coalition between the SPD, the Greens and the Liberals, led by Olaf Scholz and placed under the sign of pragmatism and progress, seems closer to French views on Europe than the governments of Angela Merkel.
Today, Germany is establishing itself as the leader of Europe
It was indeed high time that Germany woke up.
Angela Merkel has indeed based her exceptional longevity on a cult of stability bordering on immobility.
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