Germany first? Scholz accused of disloyalty by France and EU partners

This Wednesday saw a working lunch between Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz – a meeting stripped of fanfare and followed up with no press conference, simply a laconic tweet from the German side. Just how badly is Europe’s Franco-German motor misfiring? Germany has decided to go solo on energy security and favour US military hardware over European in its landmark military overhaul. The EU’s united front in the face of Russia’s war in Ukraine may be showing some cracks. Which way for Germany and for Europe?

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