France's food fight

France's food fight

LONDON, April 16 (UPI) -- France has fought a stubborn and increasingly desperate rearguard action for the past 30 years to protect its farmers against the competition of world markets through the mechanism of Europe's Common Agricultural Policy. But the answer to food shortages is fewer tariffs and more competition for farmers everywhere to sell wherever they can.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

What price NATO?

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Is French President Nicolas Sarkozy sincere about re-joining NATO, or is this another European ploy to ease the Americans out?
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Regulators warn France not to interfere

BRUSSELS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Banking regulators in Brussels warned the French government Thursday not to interfere with the fate of the scandal-ridden French bank Societe Generale.

Will Europe fight?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy is offering a dramatic change in French strategic policy and a new embrace of the NATO alliance – but only at a price.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

WTO, EU offer trade adjustments

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- With a decision by the Paris Club to freeze debt repayments for countries affected by the tsunami, the World Trade Organization and European Union have urged wo
DONNA BORAK, UPI Business Correspondent
Jean-Pierre Jouyet
France's Junior Minister for European Affairs Jean-Pierre Jouyet arrives at the Elysee Palace to attend the first weekly cabinet meeting of the newly named government in Paris on May 18, 2007. (UPI Photo/William Alix)

Jean-Pierre Jouyet (born 13 February 1954) is a French politician and chairman of the Autorité des marchés financiers of France.

After having graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and later from the École Nationale d'Administration (ENA), he worked nearly two decades for the French government. He worked as an official for the French Ministry of Economy and Finance (1980), was engaged in the simplification of the French tax system (1983), and held government posts until 1991.

From 1991 to 1995, Jean-Pierre Jouyet took part in the work of the European Union, in his last year of that period in the role of chief of staff to Jacques Delors, president of the European Commission.

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