Nicolas Sarkozy

Nicolas Sarkozy held on Gaddafi funding claims

20 March 2018 11:19

Nicolas Sarkozy was put in custody this morning as part of a police investigation into allegations that he received millions…

Farewell Fillon. Can ‘establishment’ candidates ever win anywhere again?

2 February 2017 16:56

It’s hard not to feel for François Fillon, the French presidential hopeful whose career is now imploding. He looked destined for…

Juppé, Fillon or Le Pen: who will define the French right?

21 November 2016 12:36

And once more the polls have got it wrong. For months French pollsters confidently predicted that the first round of…

Thatcherism for France: Sarkozy bows out as François Fillon surges in presidency race

21 November 2016 8:34

So farewell, then, Nicolas Sarkozy. After winning just 21pc of the votes in the primary to decide the conservative candidate…

Sarkozy is sceptical about climate change? String him up

17 September 2016 10:46

Prepare the stake, stoke the fire: someone has blasphemed against climate-change orthodoxy. The speech criminal in question is Nicolas Sarkozy.…

France’s Calais threats are a recipe for more human misery

30 August 2016 13:40

French politicians have been busying themselves recently offering solutions to Calais’s crowded ‘jungle’ camp – and it’s good news that the…

‘Sarko 2’ confirms his comeback

22 August 2016 16:18

His comeback is being called ‘Sarko 2’. Now, four years after the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy lost out to Francois…

Corsican nationalism is gaining strength. Could it soon cause problems for France?

14 December 2015 11:28

The second round of the French regional election was surprising in many ways. Surprising, because the strategy of the ‘Front…

How Marine Le Pen is winning over the Muslim vote

10 December 2015 16:52

‘Shock’ was the one-word headline on the front of Monday’s Le Figaro. France was bracing itself for a swing to…

The French know what Dominique Strauss-Kahn gets up to in bed — and they’d still vote for him

19 June 2015 9:49

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, widely known as DSK, formerly France’s minister of the economy and finance, ex-director-general of the International Monetary Fund,…

Why France so worries European policy makers

31 January 2015 20:10

Today’s huge Podemos rally in Madrid is a reminder that Syriza’s victory in Greece has emboldened the anti-austerity left across…

Will Merkel throw her diplomatic weight behind Cameron’s renegotiation strategy?

7 January 2015 17:24

Before today’s awful events in Paris, the meeting between David Cameron and Angela Merkel was going to be the big…

Hollande, Cameron and the 21st arrondissement

7 May 2012 10:18

While David Cameron has good cause to be glad of Sarkozy’s defeat, he has even better cause to be nervous…

What Hollande’s victory means

6 May 2012 19:16

Tonight’s election results mark the next challenge to the euro. In France, the Socialist candidate François Hollande has won. Having…

May Day, May Day

2 May 2012 14:18

There was a sense of urgency, even emergency, in many countries on May 1 this year. The goings-on in the…

Le Pen says ‘non’ to Sarkozy

1 May 2012 17:09

Marine Le Pen didn’t achieve quite the shock result in this year’s French presidential election that some thought she might…

…but Hollande is still the favourite

23 April 2012 18:21

The best explanation I have seen for why François Hollande should be ranked as the favourite for the French presidency…

Why Sarko is worth a punt…

23 April 2012 18:03

Call me crazy, but I’ve just bet on Nicolas Sarkozy to win the French election. I am not convinced he…

Hollande edges Sarko in French first round

22 April 2012 19:37

The run-off in the French presidential election will be between the candidates of the two main parties, Nicolas Sarkozy and…

The View from 22 — 19 April 2012

19 April 2012 9:04

For your listening pleasure, here is the second episode of The View from 22 podcast. Thanks for all the feedback…