This festival of skinny pant suits looks like a sidebar in the turmoil that rocks Europe in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. However, Eurovision 2022 is easier to predict future trends and alliances than the legitimacy of think tanks and heavy diplomatic communiqués over the last decade.
For one thing, we saw how fast the alliance changed. To be honest, you are an avid Remainer and Numerous “null points” after Brexit, Now is the time to accept that Europe is being reshaped by responding to Ukraine’s plight. If you’re a Brexiteer, it’s a moment to admit that France, Germany, and “Belgium” (which you might have said in the BBC comedy W1A) aren’t the worst behaviour of state power.
These are all fuels to the fate of Boris Johnson grated with the injured.But nevertheless, when Johnson and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson happily rowed across the lake When he helped take on Stockholm’s entry into NATO — something previously unthinkable is happening. Having covered the complex relationship between the UK and the EU over the last 20 years, I think this is good news no matter what your (democratic) politics is. Eurovision is a precursor to a broader and more important trend. Scangis (Ava is most brilliant) was excellent during the heyday of social democracy in the 1970s. Israel was enthusiastic when Germany was in full reconciliation mode and the moment of victory was reached in the late 1970s when Schmaltz’s Atonement resulted.
Now, Royaume Uni has taken a naughty step in Brexit, collecting votes and kisses from Ukraine and its allies, ahead of the more palatable European powers (Germany is in the last place, France is not too late). I am. Set aside Schadenfreude (if needed) to reflect that this is all a good sign for Europe. This indicates that more Schadenfreude will be sought in 2022 than since the end of the Cold War, and that the order of poking will change accordingly. ..
Ukraine needs limited resources, crocodile tears, and response, not just “other crises” on the edge of Europe (this is the violent dissolution of Yugoslavia and its tragic aftermath in the 90s. The way Greece’s financial collapse happened again, treated in the first decade of the 2000s). Europe has lost its bottle — and Brexit is as illusory and distraction as the more exaggerated claims from these coasts that Britain is about to become a trading superpower freed from the red tapes of Brussels. I replaced it by giving a lecture to Britain about the fate of the future. In fact, the overheated side of this battle checks the reality as a result of Russia’s invasion of neighboring countries and reminds us that history is the most unpredictable when we think that cards were dealt.
For Johnson, he played a hard ball in Belfast yesterday Rewrite part of the Northern Ireland Protocol, This is a gift, but it is also dangerous. Yes, it is possible for a government where incomplete post-vacation planning is almost as compelling as the Swiss Cure tribute entry titled BoysDoCry. In fact, for practical reasons, and to stabilize the tense relationship between Belfast and Dublin, the inadequate protocol needs to be fixed. However, due to its assertive position, the government cannot make new transactions on its own. Both sides need to act to achieve that. My guess is that this will happen in the end, but the faster it is, the better.
Many of these columns look frankly esoteric when faced with an attacker. Europe is far from unity in the means of ending the war. The crisis in Ukraine reminded us of its miscellaneous fractures in diplomatic and security policy. Still, the countries that believe in the types of sovereignty and security threatened in Mariupol, Kharkiv, and Kyiv are still in an unusually wide geopolitical range. That may have seemed obvious. It’s definitely not the case now. It’s time to throw away the spats and stand up on that occasion. If not, historical judgments are generous and of course.
Ann McElvoy is the Editor-in-Chief of The Economist and a former correspondent in Berlin, the Balkans and Moscow.
European politics continues where Britain is rising, led by Eurovision
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