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Madeleine Award: I nominate Merkel


Sam Roggeveen


18 May 2012 15:13

Graeme Dobell's annual Madeleine Award is for the best us of 'symbol, stunt, prop, gesture or jest in international affairs.'

Angela Merkel surely deserves a nomination for giving new French President Francois Hollande several gentle but firm shoves in the right direction. As Andrew Sullivan notes, it sums up the modern Franco-German relationship in 40 seconds:

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