French and current EU president Nicolas Sarkozy has launched the European Union’s latest outreach project, the Mediterranean Union. It brings
One of the trickiest questions in President Sarkozy’s pet Mediterranean Union project is where does Turkey fit in?
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip
European Union foreign ministers and those from countries bordering the Mediterranean have arrived in Paris for today’s summit. Later, the gathering
The French president, Nicolas Sarkozy has heralded major progress in diplomatic relations between Lebanon and Syria.
Before the start of a rare
A company responsible for a toxic leak in southwest France on Monday has been told to close part of its nuclear site after inspectors criticised a
At the European Parliament in Strasbourg, President Nicolas Sarkozy has presented the agenda for the Council of the European Union, now under French
When the head of Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet decided to he was going to revive Stalin’s favourite ballet – The Flames of Paris – many questioned his
Friends and relatives of the two French students murdered in London held a rally in their memory in their home university town of Clermont-Ferrand
The international rock festival the Eurockeennes celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The festival is one of the best known in France
Sarkozy was joined at the Elysee Palace by members of Ingrid Betacourt’s family. The French President thanked those who had worked so hard for her
Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Lacroix were the latest fashion designers to show their haute couture collections in Paris.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy may feel he has been dropped in it by his Polish counterpart on the very day he took up running the EU for six
John Galliano for Dior opened the Haute Couture Autumn/Winter show in Paris with a sumptuous collection which delved into the fashion house’s
As of this morning, France holds the EU presidency. But as the handover took place, the French president made clear he was not disposed to
Two immediate problems are coming onto President Sarkozy’s radar as he bids to refashion the EU. Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski has announced he
Lorry drivers in France have been staging protests against the high cost of fuel, causing hundreds of kilometres of traffic jams.
It is the latest
The news that France will ban all primetime advertising on public television from the beginning of next year has prompted angry union demonstrations
According to French public opinion, President Nicolas Sarkozy will need all the help he can get to re-launch Europe after the Irish referendum
The French authorities have opened an investigation into a racist attack on a Jewish youngster which left him clinging to life in hospital.
Illegal immigrants have set fire to one of France’s biggest deportation centres outside Paris. The blaze began after inmates set mattresses alight in
The French economy will expand by just 1.2% this year, the country’s statistics office, INSEE, is predicting. INSEE said households will cut spending
New York indie animators scooped the top two prizes at this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
Seven years after the fall of the Taliban, and there is still great debate about what has actually been achieved in Afghanistan. The capital Kabul
Afghanistan came calling for more money today, urging Western donors in Paris to dig deep despite increasing concern about the way funds are