Nicolas Sarkozy

What could Cameron have done differently?

9 December 2011 13:23

It is hard not to see the results of last night’s European meeting as the first step towards a fundamentally…

The Merkozy Plan fails to convince

9 December 2011 12:03

A day or so ago, the markets were rising in anticipation of what might be achieved at this Brussels summit.…

A defining moment

9 December 2011 10:27

David Cameron’s use of the veto in the early hours of this morning changes the British political landscape. The first…

Cameron says ‘No’

9 December 2011 7:43

It looks like Britain could be heading for renegotiation with the EU sooner rather than later. The UK, Hungary, Czechs…

Europe is the story again

8 December 2011 0:05

Today was one of those days when we saw just how divisive the European issue can be to the Conservative…

Cameron’s plan

7 December 2011 9:17

Much ado about a Cabinet split over Europe this morning. The Financial Times hasinterviewed Ken Clarke, whose europhile instincts are…

Yes, Virginia, History Matters: Eurozone Edition

5 December 2011 23:47

Broadly speaking, there are two ways of viewing the eurozone crisis: it’s a problem of economics or a problem of…

The Gospel according to Delors

3 December 2011 10:18

An old enemy of England nestles in the pages of today’s Daily Telegraph. Charles Moore travelled to Paris to meet…

A tale of two cities

2 December 2011 15:03

Nicolas Sarkozy is grudgingly admired by French socialists as a political fighter, capable of thriving even in the most desperate situation.…

Sarko’s renaissance

2 December 2011 9:14

When David Cameron sits down for lunch with Nicolas Sarkozy today, he is bound to ask his host how the…

Berlusconi: latest victim of Europe’s reverse Arab Spring

12 November 2011 21:22

Berlusconi has finally resigned – and so continues what seems to be the Arab Spring in reverse (a Gnirps Bara).…

Who speaks for the euro?

12 November 2011 17:04

That’s a more relevant question that you might think. Despite European leaders talking for ages about the nonsensical notion of…

For Sarkozy, AAA stands for austerity

7 November 2011 19:23

Nicolas Sarkozy has served up his second austerity budget in as many months, in a bid to retain France’s AAA…

Reuters: Papandreou to resign on Friday

4 November 2011 0:14

Reuters is reporting tonight that the Greek Prime Minister has agreed to resign on Friday. The news agency says that…

Merkel and Sarkozy try to hold the euro together

2 November 2011 20:55

Right about now, Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel are having George Papandreou for dinner. There have been all sorts of…

Cameron’s Euro-migraine

27 October 2011 21:03

The picture of Nicolas Sarkozy not even turning around to shake David Cameron’s hand rather neatly sums up the Prime…

Summit for nothing?

27 October 2011 9:08

The punchline to yesterday’s eurosummit comes in the very first paragraph of theofficial statement, released in the darkness of morning:…

The Euro masquerade

26 October 2011 18:00

So much rot has been said about the Eurozone crisis that you do wonder whether Merkel, Sarkozy et al have…

The government’s never-ending European problem

19 October 2011 17:01

We thought CoffeeHousers might appreciate an advanced viewing of James’ political column from tomorrow’s issue of The Spectator, so here…

Sarko’s dour challenger

10 October 2011 19:06

One of France’s dullest politicians is now odds-on to take up residence in the Élysée Palace next year. François Hollande,…