A reunion between France and Poland after more tense years, when the Pis conservatives were in power. Emmanuel Macron and Donald Tusk, long at the head of the European Councilcelebrated this Monday in Paris the reunion between France and Poland after more tense yearsemphasizing the “security” of Europe, at the moment when the possible return of Donald Trump in the United States can threaten transatlantic solidarity.
“Welcome back”, launched the French president, welcoming the Polish Prime Minister at the Élysée. “I want to tell you here our friendship and the joy of meeting you again, and of being able to have, through you and your government, trusted, pro-European partners, clear on European security,” he added to the press. .
Donald Tusk stressed that he wanted “revitalize” these relationships and “revitalize the “Weimar triangle”, according to the nickname given to cooperation between France, Germany and Poland, which has been put on hold in recent years.
The heads of diplomacy from the three countries were to meet in the afternoon near Paris, while the Polish Prime Minister was to go to Berlin at the same time to see German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
Donald Tusk took over in Warsaw from a nationalist populist government whose relations with France were hardly warm. Emmanuel Macron spoke of the upcoming opening of a “new chapter”, with “the preparation of a new bilateral treaty” to replace that of 1991.
“Strengthening” the European defense industry
The French president insisted on the need to “strengthen” the European defense industry, in particular to “provide strategic equipment and munitions to Ukraine” in the face of the Russian invasion launched almost two years ago. “This is what will also make it possible to make Europe a security and defense power complementary to NATO, the European pillar of the Atlantic Alliance,” he added.
Emmanuel Macron’s entourage regularly emphasizes the importance of strengthening European defense to face the possibility of disengagement from Washington, in the event of the return to power of former President Donald Trump in the November elections.
” One for all! All for one “
The Republican candidate threatened to no longer guarantee the protection of NATO countries against Russia if they did not pay their share, even saying that he would “encourage” Moscow to attack them.
Citing “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas, Donald Tusk estimated that the “philosophy” underlying “the European Union and NATO” was “one for all, all for one”. “Together with France we are ready to fight for this security” of “all of Europe”, he ured.