I hope that he will avoid mediocre little measures such as the one just taken against RoquefortFrance wants U.S. to cut Roquefort duty Jan 22, 2009
The Americans are free to disinfect their poultry with chlorine. We don't want to do it, and we will not do itEU rejects U.S. poultry, maintains ban Dec 19, 2008
We must not leave the vital issue of feeding people to the mercy of market laws and international speculationFood crisis multidimensional, analysts say Apr 27, 2008
We must not leave the vital issue of feeding people to the mercy of market laws and international speculationWalker's World: France's food fight Apr 16, 2008
I believe that, in the end, the French people will opt for common sense and will prove that the idea of Europe, based on mutual, improved protection, on mutual development, will remain today as well in the future the right ideaFrench minister hopeful on EU referendum Apr 04, 2005
Michel Barnier (born 9 January 1951) is a French politician of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) and Vice President of the European People's Party (EPP). He was named Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries on June 18, 2007 and resigned on June 7, 2009 after being elected to the European Parliament.
Michel Barnier was born in La Tronche in the Isère département of the Rhône-Alpes région, in France. He graduated from ESCP Europe in 1972. Member of the staff of some Gaullist ministers in the 1970s, he was elected to the French National Assembly at 27 as a deputy for the Savoie département in 1978, under the banner of the Neo-Gaullist Rally for the Republic (RPR) and served in this function until 1993.
Together with Jean-Claude Killy he organised the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville as co-president of the COJO (Comité d'Organisation des Jeux Olympiques).