BRUSSELS – France and Germany will in the coming days, co-ordinated and balanced’ measures to announce, as a response to the Russian attack with nerve gas on a former double agent in the English Salisbury. That made the French president Emmanuel Macron announced at a joint press conference with German chancellor Angela Merkel after the end of an EU summit in Brussels.
Macron did not want to discuss the question or it Russian diplomats out of the country. The European Union decided Thursday its ambassador from Moscow four weeks ago to call for consultation.
Previously, London has all of 23 Russians expelled as a reaction to the gifaanval on Sergei Skripal, to which Moscow responded with the same measure for British diplomats.
Prime minister Mark Rutte agreed that European-level consultations on possible measures to follow in the coming days and weeks, but he would not pre-empt. According to EU president Donald Tusk takes over on Monday already have at least one member state measures. Perhaps that is Latvia.