About: French Presidency

EU Priorities 2020 19-12-2008

Assessing the French EU Presidency

"[French] President [Nicholas] Sarkozy has shown how important and useful for all it is to have a strong and stable leadership for the Union," argue the contributors to a European Policy Centre (EPC) commentary on the outcome of the outgoing French EU Presidency.
EU Priorities 2020 17-12-2008

The view from Brussels: EU summit successful

The French EU Presidency recorded victories regarding the future of the Lisbon Treaty and the economic recovery and climate change packages at last week's EU summit, argues Eberhard Rhein, a lecturer on economic policy at the Malta-based Mediterranean Academy for Diplomatic Studies, in a post on Blogactiv.
EU Priorities 2020 23-10-2008

Analysing the October European Council

"While the 15-16 October European Council agreed on the financial rescue package, they displayed growing disunity over the energy and climate package," according to the European Policy Centre's (EPC) post-summit analysis.
EU Priorities 2020 20-10-2008

Can France reclaim intellectual leadership of the EU?

"We need a firmer hand at the EU's helm," argues Sylvie Goulard, president of the European Movement in France, exploring whether France is capable of "reclaiming the intellectual leadership of the EU" in the autumn edition of Europe's World.
EU Priorities 2020 11-07-2008

The CER guide to the French Presidency

France's EU Presidency "will have to focus on resolving the legal and institutional mess created by the Irish 'no' to the EU's Lisbon Treaty," says Katinka Barysch of the Centre for European Reform.
Med & South 10-07-2008

The Barcelona Process and the Mediterranean Union: Possibilities for the future

The Union for the Mediterranean "constitutes an opportunity to relaunch Euro-Mediterranean integration," writes World Bank consultant Jean-François Jamet for the Fondation Robert Schuman.
Global Europe 08-07-2008

Hello Neighbour! A new EU policy from Morocco to Azerbaijan

The French EU Presidency's aim to boost the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) is "an opportunity to change the nature of the EU's relationship with the whole of its immediate neighbourhood," according to Joachim Fritz-Vannahme and others from the Bertelsmann Stiftung.  
EU Priorities 2020 20-06-2008

How France intends to meet all those EU presidency expectations

The French EU Presidency will concentrate on a common approach to migration, climate change, energy policy and security and defence as its key areas, writes French EU Affairs Minister Jean-Pierre Jouyet for the summer edition of Europe’s World.
EU Priorities 2020 20-06-2008

Seen from America : What to expect from the French EU Presidency

It remains to be seen whether the upcoming French EU presidency to be presided over by President "Sarkozy the European" will be successful, claims Justin Vaïsse of the Fondation Robert Schuman. 
EU Priorities 2020 11-06-2008

Sarkozy at the wheel of Europe: What to expect from the French EU Presidency

"Nicolas Sarkozy will soon experience the limits and frustrations of France holding the six-month rotating presidency of the European Council," warns Justin Vaïsse of the Fondation Robert Schuman.
Languages & Culture 10-06-2008

Shakespeare is curbing Molière and Goethe in Brussels

"French and German are unlikely to survive in Brussels" unless both countries "unite to better assert the importance of their languages," argues Marc Foglia, the chief editor of the Groupe des Belles Feuilles, a reflection group, in a post on Blogactiv.
EU Priorities 2020 08-05-2008

Nicolas Sarkozy: A new style of EU Presidency?

"Le style c'est l'homme" as the French say, yet Nicolas Sarkozy's style does not suit all European policymakers, explains Joachim Fritz-Vannahme in a February paper for the Bertelsmannstiftung.
Euro & Finance 29-04-2008

Pitfalls of harmonising the EU corporate tax base

Introducing a common corporate tax base as proposed by the Commission and backed by the upcoming French Presidency of the EU would be wrong and unfeasible, claim Sebastian Dullien and Daniela Schwarzer in a 13 April review for Eurozone Watch.

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