Showing posts from November, 2016

Congratulations, Mr. Trump ?

  Trump won. Surprising for some, shocking for others, even apocalyptic. Nevertheless, European leaders send congratulation letters. They quite interesting at   what they say . And even more interesting at   what they don’t say . French President  Hollande  congratulated Trump, because that is a decent thing to do and “ natural between two democratic heads of state ” and pointed to the common foundations of the two countries “ democracy, freedom and respect for the individual. “ German Chancellor  Merkel  was more specific: “Germany and America are bound together by values: democracy, freedom, respect of law and respect of people regardless of their origin, the color of their skin, their religion, gender, sexual orientation or their political beliefs. On the basis of these values I am offering to work closely with the future President of the United States, Donald Trump”. The European institutions did – as usual – a compromise between the French and the German solution. President of the