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The 'real' Franco-German couple, Fallon in front of the press

(B2) At the ministerial meeting in Bratislava, the photos (even official ones) sometimes convey more than all the comments...

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The Fallon Show

The British Michael Fallon came personally to the meeting in Bratislava. An exceptional fact. The United Kingdom is very rarely represented at EU Defense ministerial meetings by the minister in office, but more often by a Secretary of State or even a ministry official (this is the opposite at meetings of NATO).

 

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During the meeting, the rule is that the minister wishing to speak places his easel vertically.

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Photo credits: EBS / Archives B2 – Slovak Presidency of the EU

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Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).