August 29, 2017
*Austria and France: The “Summit of Lightweights” last week in Salzburg.
The shrinking Emmanuel Macron is pictured with Austria’s appointed Chancellor Christian Kern, who is very likely to be replaced this fall. Kern seems to have no energy and is constantly “pushed around” by Brussels. He is not a leader.
Macron came across as “small and crass”, especially with his attack on Poland. His disdain for Poland is obvious, but we believe Beata Szydlo’s firm response may have adjusted his attitude. He will think twice about challenging Poland again.
The problem in Europe does not reside in Hungary or Poland, but at the “core” of the EU. Macron needs to focus on the problems and chaos erupting in the streets of France; he may want to listen to the advice from the leaders of Poland.