The current French President François Hollande was invited in Germany, and was given a barrel of salted fish as a “souvenir”.
You know what ? He is happy, because in France, they would have thrown the fish, or maybe some barrels, at him …
More about Germano-French diplomacy (in French, sorry for German-only twitters) http://renaudfavier.com/2014/05/11/avant-la-france-avait-une-politique-etrangere-mais-cetait-avant-maintenant-elle-a-des-politiques-etranges/
Renaud Favier – May 11th, 2014