Nicolas Sarkozy

Sarko and Dave go to Tripoli

15 September 2011 13:25

“This is your revolution,” said David Cameron to the mass of rapturous Libyans who welcomed both him and Nicolas Sarkozy…

The Euro-crisis heats up

14 September 2011 9:05

Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and George Papandreou are in crisis talks about Greek debt. There are rumours that they are…

The fallout from the DSK affair

24 August 2011 9:18

It was an eventful day in New York yesterday. The rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn collapsed and, soon after, an…

Stumbling towards fiscal union

22 August 2011 14:12

Angela Merkel must tire of repeating herself. Eurobonds are “exactly the wrong answer” to the European debt crisis, she said…

A victory for the Libyan rebellion, and for NATO

22 August 2011 11:10

The regime of Colonel Gaddafi appears to be over. In a matter of hours, we hope, the Libyan dictator will…

Tobin’s folly

18 August 2011 10:55

The Eurozone Tobin tax announced on Tuesday by Merkel and Sarkozy is intended to reduce market volatility. It could have…

This isn’t just any solution; this is an M&S solution

17 August 2011 18:03

Banks and financial institutions endured a painful day’s trading, following Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy’s announcement yesterday that the Eurozone…

Battle of the century

15 August 2011 17:58

The American historian Walter Russell-Mead has a cynical — but very possibly accurate — take on what the French are…

Back to the drawing board as Eurobonds look dead in the water

15 August 2011 13:22

Watch her lips: no Eurobonds. Angela Merkel’s Finance, Minister Wolfgang Schauble has told Der Spiegel: “I rule out Eurobonds for…

Is Merkel getting her way?

21 July 2011 16:29

Below, courtesy of the Telegraph, is a leaked copy of the draft proposals on managing the Greek debt crisis.There are no measures…

Common Franco-German position on Greek debt

21 July 2011 10:25

As I wrote earlier this morning, rumours of a ‘common Franco-German position’ on Greek debt were circulating in the early…

Is Strauss-Kahn back in the race for the Élysée?

1 July 2011 15:01

The news that the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is in danger of collapsing is almost as surprising as the initial…

Lagarde three giant steps closer as Russia, China and the US back her IMF bid

28 June 2011 17:02

The 24 members of the IMF board are meeting to see if they can agree that Christine Lagarde should be…

Government split over enforcing the Digital Economy Act

13 June 2011 16:50

The Digital Economy Act (DEA) is to be ‘rebooted’ before the summer recess, so that it can be brought into…

President Lagarde?

27 May 2011 9:09

When President Nicolas Sarkozy dispatched Dominque Strauss-Kahn to the IMF in 2007, he did it to remove a potential competitor.…

DSK arrest doesn’t spell success for Sarkozy

25 May 2011 18:07

Before being arrested in New York for rape, Dominque Strauss-Kahn wasn’t just the Managing Director of the IMF. He was…

The Gaddafi family should be regarded as legitimate targets

1 May 2011 13:59

David Cameron became most animated on the Andrew Marr show this morning when the subject of Libya came up. It…

The government should recall parliament

15 April 2011 13:18

Today’s declaration (£) by Barack Obama, David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy that Nato’s operation in Libya will continue until Gaddafi…

Can Nato cope in Libya?

11 April 2011 9:13

Just because Nicolas Sarkozy believes something does not make it untrue. The French president was adamant that Nato shouldn’t take…

Merkel is running out of patience with the eurozone

25 March 2011 10:54

Like an unseasonal Atlantic gale, the Portuguese sovereign debt crisis has blown in to ruin the latest EU summit. This…