Meeting the U.N. mandate of civilian protection cannot be accomplished when Gadhafi remains in Libya, directing his forces in acts of aggression against the Libyan people. And we are joined in resolve to finish the jobObama in Warsaw for more meetings May 27, 2011
We want Schengen to survive, but to survive Schengen must be reformedLeaders seek overhaul of EU border policy Apr 27, 2011
We must address this anomaly that there are no international safety norms for nuclear mattersNuclear cleanup crews 'committed to die' Apr 01, 2011
We have made a strategic choice ... that we will be on the side of the Arab street each time the street struggles for democracy and libertyLibya transition meeting set in France Aug 25, 2011
Things are heating up everywhere in Europe, in Greece, but also in Spain, Italy and even in France. The slogan of the Greek students about 'the '600 Euro Generation' could easily catch on hereFrance moving gingerly on reforms Dec 24, 2008
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.