European view on Russia allegations; how Sweden is faring
Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, shares his perspective from Europe (specifically, from Croatia at the moment):
What's been the European reaction to the allegations in the US that Russia has been paying Taliban for attacking US forces?
Well, I think the reaction has been fairly limited, and I think one reason for that is that I doubt very much that European governments or relevant agencies have been briefed on this particular piece of intelligence. And until it's sorted out, what is the reality behind it? I don't think you will see very much of a European reaction.
How is Sweden, among other countries, faring when now Europe is gradually opening up?
Well in all of the countries, it isn't opening up, no question about that, but it is limited, it is careful. There's a fair amount of apprehension that there might be an outbreak or there might be a fallback or there might be new problems. So far, I think the European opening up, including Sweden, is working reasonably okay, but a lot of nervousness.