France-UK summit kindles ‘Le bromance’

Press quote (The Wall Street Journal)
10 March 2023

Mr Macron needs fresh allies in Europe, as tensions with Germany rise on issues including energy policy and Germany’s at times hesitant support for military aid to Ukraine, said Charles Grant, the director of the Centre for European Reform, a think-tank. “Macron needs to diversify, he needs a few new friends in Europe,” Mr Grant said. Messrs Macron and Sunak are both relatively young, and both are former bankers.