France will face up to its responsibilities on the central question of recognition of a Palestinian stateFrance, U.K. want Israel to push talks May 05, 2011
We have agreed to create the beginnings of a European Monetary FundWalker's World: Euro's bigger Band-Aid Jul 25, 2011
By the end of the summer, [German Chancellor] Angela Merkel and I will be making joint proposals on economic government in the eurozoneEuro debt deal like new Marshall Plan Jul 22, 2011
If the rating agencies are using the word you just used (default), it is not part of my vocabulary. Greece will pay its debtDoubts remain over Greek debt rescue Jul 22, 2011
Over there they don't joke about this sort of thingSarkozy reportedly warned IMF chief May 18, 2011
Nicolas Sarkozy (pronounced ( listen), born Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa; 28 January 1955) is the 23rd and current President of the French Republic and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra. He assumed the office on 16 May 2007 after defeating the Socialist Party candidate Ségolène Royal 10 days earlier.
Before his presidency, he was leader of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP). Under Jacques Chirac's presidency he served as Minister of the Interior in Jean-Pierre Raffarin's (UMP) first two governments (from May 2002 to March 2004), then was appointed Minister of Finances in Raffarin's last government (March 2004 to May 2005) and again Minister of the Interior in Dominique de Villepin's government (2005–2007).
Sarkozy was also president of the General council of the Hauts-de-Seine department from 2004 to 2007 and mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine, one of the wealthiest communes of France from 1983 to 2002. He was Minister of the Budget in the government of Édouard Balladur (RPR, predecessor of the UMP) during François Mitterrand's last term.