Bruno Le Maire enjoys blending reality and fiction in his book « Fugue américaine ». In this book, he tells the true story of exceptional pianist Vladimir Horowitz while incorporating fictional characters. One of the main characters, Oskar Wertheimer, writes from the Hotel de Rome in Berlin. The minister has a fondness for this place. On September 12th, he chooses the restaurant in this establishment to prepare another narrative, one that he wants to imprint on the Franco-German relationship. « In the coming days, we must give it a boost for a common industrial strategy, as a prerequisite for a European strategy, otherwise we will be crushed by the United States and China, » he says that evening.