Small EU states caught between France and Germany

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In Greek mythology, the hero Odysseus was sailing home from the Trojan War through the Strait of Messina (which separates Italy from Sicily) when he was beset by two monsters – Scylla and Charybdis – one on either side.

Odysseus had to figure out which was the lesser of the two evils as he passed through the strait to reach home.

Aub 8hThe old trope came up again when Nordic countries recently met in Helsinki for their annual session.

Odysseus’ story can be used to describe how smaller countries are preparing to navigate between Germany and France in future, when Britain is no longer a member of the EU, one MP…

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