About: Jean-François Copé

The Brief: Could Madame Fillon be Monsieur Fillon’s Achilles heel?

Is it possible to imagine General de Gaulle being put under investigation?” asked the French right-wing presidential candidate François Fillon a few months ago, ahead of his victory in the primary election of Les Republicains.
Elections 04-11-2016

Europe notable in its absence from French right-wing debate

The seven candidates vying for the French right's presidential nomination squared off again in their second televised debate last night (3 November). But European issues were largely absent from the proceedings. EURACTIV France reports.
Jérôme Lavrilleux
EU Elections 2014 28-05-2014

New French MEP under fire for role in “Bygmalion affair”

Revelations of fraud from Jérôme Lavrilleux, Nicolas Sarkozy's former campaigner turned MEP, have sparked controversy within the UMP. The future of the newly elected legislator is now uncertain. EURACTIV France reports.
Jean François Copé
EU Elections 2014 22-05-2014

UMP demand more selective Schengen II

On the eve of the EU elections, France’s main opposition party, the UMP, lashed out at the Schengen agreement. Nicolas Sarkozy resurfaced and echoed this sentiment in an opinion piece published by the French weekly Le Point.  EURACTIV France reports.
EU Elections 2014 29-04-2014

UMP struggles to present united front on Europe

France's centre-right UMP presented its platform, along with several candidates, for the European elections last week. But the leading opposition faction is divided, as debate on Europe rages within the party, and its programme refers to an exit of the Schengen area. EURACTIV France reports.
Candidates for President of the European Commission in 2014
Digital & Media 25-04-2014

French TV will not air EU Commission Presidency debate

20 European channels will broadcast the debate between candidates for the presidency of the European Commission on 15 May. However, France Télévisions has decided to not air the debate. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 11-04-2014

Michel Barnier: “We set up the banking union in record time”

The French Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, Michel Barnier, published a book titled Se reposer ou être libre (to rest or to be free) on 17 April. He spoke with EURACTIV about reforming the European banking system.