Dublin/Berlin- ‘Nexus’ or Axis?


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German and Eire leaders – As a neutral leader, de Valera trod a fine line between Nazi Germany and Britain, not helped by a pro-Nazi envoy in Berlin and his controversial condolences on Hitler’s death

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/ireland-and-the-nazis-a-troubled-history-1.3076579

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eternal enemy

That was then, and this is now!

The emerging Irish-German nexus on the Irish border backstop “fix” is being seen as significant in Irish political circles, where people also point to the fact that Varadkar speaks German and has a good working relationship with Merkel. They point out it was Merkel, not the taoiseach, who requested the phone call with Varadkar last Thursday.https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jan/07/germany-and-ireland-step-up-efforts-to-find-brexit-border-fix

History repeats itself?

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