Stoltenberg determined to pursue intelligence-sharing, weapons integration
Don't be deceived. Macron's statement at the G-7, Beijing, and NATO were intended as direct slaps in the face of the US. Given that NATO has just added two new members, at this point, it may want to offer France an opportunity to disassociate itself from the organization.
In the name of strategic autonomy Macron has not only opposed any NATO role in the Indo-Pacific region but specifically rejected G7 policy on China, describing it as alignment on US policy and interests. At the same time he continues to tolerate the existence in Annecy, not far from the Swiss border, of an NGO, Vostok France Solidarité Donbass, which is a cover for the GRU. The sedate Le Monde has described Haute-Savoie as the western European rear-base for GRU revenge operations (https://bit.ly/3HRJAo1),