Armenia-Azerbaijan cease fire holds; Europe's immense relief about US election
Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, shares his perspective on Europe In 60 Seconds:
What's the nature of the Armenia-Azerbaijan peace deal and will it last?
First, it's not really a peace. It's a cease fire that is guaranteed by Russian forces. And those Russian forces are going to be there for additionally five years and then perhaps an additional five years. The question is, will there be a real peace agreement during that particular time period? That remains to be seen. But no one is going to attack the Russian forces. As such, it has ceased the fighting. That's good.
What's been the European reaction to the outcome of the US election and what's the reaction to President Trump not conceding the result?
Well, I mean, the reaction has been, of course, immense relief, needless to say. And you have seen European leaders sort of falling over each other to congratulate Joe Biden. Then what's been the reaction to what President Trump has been doing and not doing? "Hardly surprising," is what most people have said. They didn't expect him really to behave in any other way. Sorry to say.