In Europe, announced the change of roles of the United States and Russia in the world

More and more European politicians and officials are coming to understand that in recent years Washington and Moscow have reversed their roles in the international arena. For example, the former head (from July 2002 to April 2004) of the Spanish Foreign Ministry (Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperaciónon), Ana Palacio (Ana Isabel de Palacio del Valle-Lersundi, born in 1948), who expressed my opinion in an article for the English-language online edition of Project Syndicate on October 4, 2019.




It should be noted that Ana Palacio is the first woman in Spain to become the head of the Foreign Ministry. After that, she was Vice President of the World Bank and Vice President of Areva, a large international French industrial company. She is the elder sister of Loyla Palacio, a cancer survivor, former chairman of the European Commission (EU government), commissioner for transport and energy in 1999-2004.

So, according to Ana Palacio, in 2014 Russia looked like a “pest” in international relations, annexing the Crimea, and in 2015 exacerbated the situation by engaging in a war in Syria, taking “benefit” from chaos. However, now, Moscow looks like a true (real) subject of power. Especially after Kiev signed the "Steinmeier formula". This should lead to an end to the conflict in the Donbass and normalization of relations between Russia and the EU.

Palacio stressed that the strengthening of Russia's influence and authority occurred simultaneously with the US withdrawal from its leadership positions. Moreover, she clarified that recently Washington is turning into a kind of destructive factor in world politics. It is enough to pay attention to the US withdrawal from key agreements (ABM, INF Treaty and others) and Washington's bellicose statements towards Iran. So now it is the United States that looks more like a "pest".

At the same time, she considers the EU to be a “system coordinator”. Since the EU has its own interests, and this is encouraging.
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  1. Nymp Offline
    Nymp (Boris) 6 October 2019 13: 23
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    They are looking for "pests"! Europe itself, white fluffy, supports the Nazi regime in Ukraine, is that good? Not to the detriment?
    1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 6 October 2019 16: 19
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      Quote: Nymp
      They are looking for "pests"! Europe itself, white fluffy, supports the Nazi regime in Ukraine, is that good? Not to the detriment?

      From this white and fluffy Europe all threats come when they begin to dance to the tune of minke whales.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 7 October 2019 10: 14
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    The stump is clear, all the "former" declare a different course and promise to lead to paradise ...
  3. Bulanov Offline
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 8 October 2019 10: 05
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    Vigilance puts a lull to sleep. As Stanislavsky said - "I do not believe it!"
  4. nnz226 Offline
    nnz226 (Nikolai) 10 October 2019 18: 53
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    For some reason, insight comes from a “retired goat of drummers”! And not before, when these figures occupy official highchairs, then, I suppose, they depict "Euro-solidarity"!