Those who do not demonstrate a sense of responsibility endanger our whole social and economic systemFrance fumes over executive pay deals Mar 25, 2009
The issue of (Russian) troops' deployment will be decided bilaterally in compliance with international lawS. Ossetia, Abkhazia to control troops Sep 20, 2008
There is no clearer signal of France's intention to establish an exceptional partnership with AlgeriaFrance, Algeria sign nuclear pact Jun 21, 2008
Our armed forces in Afghanistan may invest more in the command structures, particularly in Kabul, in training the Afghan army and in the units in the Afghan provincesFrance may send more troops to Afghanistan Apr 01, 2008
We displayed at the same time firmness, determination, and a great capacity to listen which has enabled the labor unions to rediscover, sadly after nine days of confrontation, the path of negotiationWalker's World: Sarko's semi-victory Nov 26, 2007
François Charles Armand Fillon (French pronunciation: ; born 4 March 1954 in Le Mans, Sarthe) is Prime Minister of France. He was appointed to that office by President Nicolas Sarkozy on 17 May 2007. He served initially until 13 November 2010 when he resigned from being prime minister before a planned cabinet reshuffle.
On 14 November 2010, French President Nicolas Sarkozy reappointed Fillon as prime minister.
As a member of the UMP party, Fillon became Jean-Pierre Raffarin's Minister of Labour in 2002 and undertook controversial reforms of the 35-hour working week law and of the French retirement system (Lois Fillon). He became Minister of Education and Research in 2004 and proposed the much debated Fillon law on Education. In 2005, he was not included in the new government headed by Dominique de Villepin, but was elected senator for the Sarthe département. His role as a political advisor in Nicolas Sarkozy's successful race for president led to his current post.