Joachim Bitterlich, Former National Security Advisor to Helmut Kohl
Helmut Kohl’s former national security advisor explains why the EU is heading for a federation of nation-states – the vision of former EU Commission President Jacques Delors – whether we care to use the word ‘federal’ or not. Joachim Bitterlich also argues that France and Germany will remain at the heart of a multi-speed Europe, and reviews the EU’s response to the Mali crisis.
Sweden has taken over the revolving European Union presidency. Fredrik Reinfeldt, the Swedish prime minister, outlined the main objectives of his six-month mandate at the head of the EU in an interview with France 24.
Last August Russian troops rolled into South Ossetia and Abkhazia, separatist states of Georgia. We ask Temurl Iakobashvili what more the EU could have done and what role it should now have in the country.
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, PM Morgan Tsvangirai says he is satisfied with progress made in Zimbabwe and enjoys a "working relation" with former arch-foe President Robert Mugabe, with whom he has agreed to share power.