Nicolas Sarkozy

Cameron prepares for the Brussels offensive

25 October 2010 14:58

David Cameron’s first battle with the EU opens on Thursday. Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy hope to introduce a treaty…

Time for a new approach to the EU

19 October 2010 13:25

All eyes are on the spending review, but yesterday another potentially huge challenge landed in the Coalition’s in-tray: the prospect…

Cameron’s intervention causes uproar

7 July 2010 18:20

Iain Dale has news of fresh ruptures in the Tories’ controversial European grouping. Here are the details: ‘Last week David…

All in all, a pretty good day for the government

18 June 2010 18:02

I doubt David Cameron will have many better days in government than this. Considering the government cancelled a hospital project…

Cameron’s European balancing act

17 June 2010 12:28

So David Cameron strides onto the European stage today, with his first EU summit since becoming Prime Minister. And early…

Don’t mention ze Europe

13 April 2010 10:37

The Conservative Party’s departure from the European People’s Party came down to a choice of expediency over principle. If you…

Who will be Cathy Ashton’s Sir Humphrey?

29 March 2010 12:04

The fight for the most powerful job you’ve never heard of is being fought by people who you’ve probably also…

Sarkozy, le comeback kid?

23 March 2010 15:03

David Cameron may be talking about a new relationship with France, but let’s hope the Conservatives do better than Nicolas…

Entente nouvelle?

22 March 2010 15:17

Could Britain and France share defence assets? Julian Glover’s column in the Guardian concludes: ‘As for the new carriers, they…

Will we lose Turkey?

8 March 2010 11:39

Earlier this year, Transatlantic Trends, an annual survey of public opinion on both sides of the Atlantic, was published. Key…

At least Gordo and Sarko are still friends…

10 December 2009 17:26

If you’re looking for some sort of light relief after yesterday’s horror-PBR, then can I recommend the joint article by…

Sarko pulls it off

3 December 2009 13:24

The news that Nicolas Sarkozy has cancelled a proposed flying visit to London, in order to smooth over the fall…

This small man thinks he’s St. Joan

2 December 2009 9:06

I sympathise with Alistair Darling and his defence of the City. When he’s not contending with Gordon Brown’s suicidal Tobin…

Why my money is on Balkenende

19 November 2009 17:14

When it comes to the position of the first European President, the worst thing to be is the frontrunner as…

Has the tide turned against ‘President’ Blair?

22 October 2009 17:34

Increasingly, it looks as though Tony Blair must make do with what he’s got. Last Saturday, the Independent reported that…

What would the Tories take back from Europe?

9 October 2009 18:08

Assuming that the Lisbon Treaty is ratified, that the Conservative Party wins the next election and that Angela Merkel and…

Sarkozy revs up Franco-German motor, leaving Britain behind

1 September 2009 16:02

Last week, French President Sarkozy spoke to the annual gathering of his country’s ambassadors. Since he came to power, the…

No Brits in Europe’s likely new line-up

6 July 2009 15:01

With the Swedish EU Presidency beginning, and most diplomats mildly optimistic that the Lisbon treaty will be approved by the…