Carl Bildt

Carl Bildt

Co-Chair European Council on Foreign Relations @ecfr. Among many other things. På svenska på @cbildt.

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If you happen to be a duck this could be a good time to take your partner and look around on the streets of Paris.

China CN is busy sending aid for fighting COVID-19, and doing it with great fanfare, but it turns out a lot of it is defective and has to be returned.

Congratulations to @birgittaohlsson  for her important new assignment with @NDI  in Washington. It’s an important hub for global democracy efforts - and that’s certainly needed these days.

It’s hardly been any snow in SwedenSE this winter - and then now!

I think i said lock down Chinese style, which is slightly different. But the ducks could have a nice time here in Stockholm as well, apart from the snow we had recently.

The COVD-19 situation on board the US aircraft carrier Theodor Roosevelt, in port in Guam, is described as “quickly deteriorating”. The carrier has a crew of 4.000 sailors.

It took some time, but France, Germany and the United Kingdom have now confirmed that INSTEX has now concluded its first transaction, facilitating the export of medical goods from Europe to Iran. These goods are now in Iran.

This is the first great crisis of the post-American world. The UN Security Council is nowhere to be seen, G20 is in the hands of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and the White House has trumpeted America First and Everyone Alone for years. Only the virus is globalized.

The @EU_Commission  must openly and aggressively name and shame the EU countries that block the single market! A Swedish medical firm finds its deliveries to Italy and Spain blocked by France and has to find expensive and time consuming ways around.

Singapore goes even more aggressive in the fight against COVD-19. Most workplaces to close, schools will move to full home-based learning from next week.


Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound.

I guess Donald Trump is now preparing to launch a tweet. It will lift off in smoke and fire, and then with a roar disappear into nowhere.

Reports of White House been in lockdown after someone tried to climb over the fence. Doesn’t say in which direction.

Bernie Sanders was lucky to be able to get to the Soviet Union in 1988 and praise all its stunning socialist achievements before the entire system and empire collapsed under the weight of its own spectacular failures.

This picture will enter the history books of this age of COVID-19. The Pope is blessing the world alone at a deserted St Peter’s Square in Rome yesterday evening.

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European nations according to second largest nationality within them. Interesting.

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The US President is now in open conflict with the US Congress, the US Federal Reserve, the US Secretary of Defense, China, the EU, the World Trade Organisation and a couple of others. Otherwise it’s OK.

Just a piece of friendly advice: when you are in a hole, stop digging.