French president said it was a 'very bad image for both the Council and for Europe' after states failed to agree over who should get EU's top jobs.
French president wants to convince China's closest allies in Europe that curbing foreign takeovers in strategic industries is in their interest.
Paris has warned that reforms of EU social and employment legislation, encouraged by London, went too far in dismantling social protections.
French president calls for like-minded EU countries to proceed with deeper integration, even if it means leaving behind more Eurosceptic states.
French ministers begin open slamming of Britain's use of its veto at an EU summit on Friday, ahead of David Cameron's much-awaited parliamentary speech.
President Sarkozy has warned that "never has the risk of disintegration been greater" for Europ, ahead of a key EU summit bid to save the eurozone.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ready to exclude UK from euro deal if David Cameron seeks to veto proposals.