Widening fissures in the Franco-German union

Despite vows of unity, they are drifting apart on a host of issues

Times are rough for the European Union. The news coming from Britain grows more depressing every day.

Italy is governed by a maverick government searching for an open confrontation with France.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 27, 2019, with the headline 'Widening fissures in the Franco-German union'. Subscribe