About: Sarkozy

Agrifood 03-07-2012

GMO ban: Risks for science-based assessments

French President François Hollande will face judicial problems over the ban on the cultivation of genetically modified plants, and this has widespread implications for science-based risk assessment in the EU, argue Marcel Kuntz, John Davison and Agnès E. Ricroch.
Elections 20-04-2012

Paris and Berlin, after the French elections

The euro crisis brought Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Nicolas Sarkozy together. No matter who enters the Elysée Palace in May, Paris and Berlin will have to work much more closely on deciding Europe’s future, writes Judy Dempsey of Carnegie Europe.
Med & South 29-06-2011

Internal border controls in the Schengen area: Much ado about nothing?

The revision of the EU's border-free Schengen zone prompted by Nicolas Sarkozy and Silvio Berlusconi's reaction to the wave of immigration from North Africa will probably be a minor one, argues Yves Pascouau. But he says there are legitimate concerns regarding the apparent acceptance that the free movement of people can be limited and even dismantled.
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.
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.
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.
Med & South 20-06-2007

Sarkozy’s ‘unclear proposal’ on a Mediterranean Union

French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s proposal to create a ‘Union of the Mediterranean’ is not clear, especially on the nature and objectives of this new body, argue Michael Emerson and Nathalie Tocci from the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels.
Central Europe 07-06-2007

Sarkozy, secularism and Turkey’s European future

The current turmoil in Turkey may well be the vital test of its democracy that the EU has long been calling for, states Katinka Barysch – chief economist at the Centre for European Reform (CER). In a new paper, she claims that if Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan succeeds in facing down the generals now, then future coups will become almost impossible.
Elections 07-05-2007

EU Policy in the French Presidential Elections

Joachim Schild and Julia Simon (Institute of Political Science at the University of Trier in Germany) take a close look at the partly opposed partly similar approaches of the two final candidates for the French presidential elections, Nicolas Sarkozy (UMP) and Ségolène Royal (PS), and to what extent European policy is part of their election campaigns.
Elections 16-09-2005

Europe’s new triumvirate

Angela Merkel, Germany's potential new chancellor, and Nicolas Sarkozy, who is tipped to succeed Chirac, are getting in with Britain’s Tony Blair. Are we looking at a new balance of power in Europe, asks Daniel Kramb in an article published by café babel.