Letting Russia into the henhouse

Published on 19 October 2010 at 09:37


“Sarkozy, Merkel and a strategic game with Russia”, headlines Rzeczpospolita on the Russo-Franco-German summit which began in Deauville 18 October with presidents Nicolas Sarkozy and Dmitry Medvedev and chancellor Angela Merkel in attendance. Top of the agenda was the enhanced cooperation on security matters. Dziennik Gazeta Prawna speculates that France and Germany are willing to “forget about the war in Georgia and the cutting off of gas supplies to Ukraine – all in the name of Russia’s europeanisation”. Many countries, including Poland, are worried that the rapprochement with Moscow may weaken Nato, especially if Paris and Berlin started treating Russia on a par with their EU and NATO allies. “We must be careful not to let the fox in the henhouse”, worries the DGP leader, pointing out that until only recently Russia tried to “undermine both organisations”.

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