A renewed Ostpolitik? Visions from Germany and France
[IN FRENCH] Do we need an Ostpolitik (an Eastern policy) again? In Germany, some favour it, such as a former political leader from the SPD, Matthias Platzeck, in a book published in 2020. However, many criticise the French President’s call for strategic dialogue with Russia. The debate is open. The University of Bonn and the Institut français organised a round table on this topic in November 2020: "Do we need an Ostpolitik 2.0? Visions from Germany and France." It is interesting to consider these two visions.