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Leonid Bershidsky

Leonid Bershidsky, a Bloomberg View contributor, is a Berlin-based writer. He was the founding editor of the Russian business daily Vedomosti and founded the opinion website Slon.ru.


French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.<br>Bloomberg

France and Germany need to do more than renew their vows

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are about to sign a new treaty outlining a closer relationship between their two countries. But the differences between the EU's mightiest powers are at least as pronounced as they were when Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer signed their declaration of the two countries' friendship almost 56 years ago.