Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Merkel embraces a new European order Germany's Angela Merkel heads the new European triangle of power with Nicolas Sarkozy and Gordon Brown The first hint of change in the new triangle of power at the heart of Europe came when Nicolas Sarkozy hugged Angela Merkel. Not the gallant and slightly patronising hand-kiss of President Jacques Chirac, but an egalitarian Gallic embrace. As for Gordon Brown, the best that can be expected for now is a firm handshake.Studying body language may seem out of date in a European Union that is run, after all, by 27 separate bodies, each with their own shrugs and twitches.

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