French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at the Balkan Conference in Berlin in April. Photo: dpa

China and Russia not Nato’s enemies, Emmanuel Macron says, as he defends ‘brain death’ remarks

  • French president says alliance created to provide collective security against Soviet Union should shift focus to terrorism
  • Macron earlier alarmed European allies by declaring he wants improved relations with Vladimir Putin
Topic |   Nato

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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at the Balkan Conference in Berlin in April. Photo: dpa
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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at a press conference during the Nato summit in Brussels in July 2018. Photo: Reuters

France’s Emmanuel Macron laments Nato’s ‘brain death’ as Donald Trump’s US ‘turns its back on us’

  • French leader argues that EU must step up and start acting as a strategic world power
  • Germany’s Angela Merkel and Nato secretary general reject Macron’s criticism of alliance, setting scene for possible showdown at London summit
Topic |   Emmanuel Macron

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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at a press conference during the Nato summit in Brussels in July 2018. Photo: Reuters
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