Nicolas Sarkozy

Unemployment surge weighs on Sarkozy re-election hopes

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New figures show French unemployment has reached a 12-year high amid an austerity drive that leaves Nicolas Sarkozy little room to manoeuvre.

Sarkozy crows but no sunrise for the euro

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A week on, it is clear the ultimate crisis summit delivered little to end the onslaught on the euro, writes The Times' Brussels correspondent.

Why Europe needs an FDR

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Under Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel, all Europe can look forward to is years of unemployment and falling living standards, argues Neil Clark.

Sarkozy says Cameron has created 'two Europes'

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French president claimed he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel did everything possible to convince UK to sign the EU deal to tackle debt crisis.

Did Nicolas Sarkozy snub David Cameron's handshake at EU treaty summit?

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The Daily Telegraph asks whether French President Nicolas Sarkozy really did snub a handshake with UK Prime Minister David Cameron in Brussels.

Sarkozy warns of Europe disintegration ahead of make-or-break summit

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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.

Eurozone leaders line up against Cameron in battle to save euro

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ready to exclude UK from euro deal if David Cameron seeks to veto proposals.

France and Germany call for tougher Europe treaty

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The leaders of France and Germany, meeting in Paris on Monday, have called for a revised EU treaty to deal with the eurozone debt crisis.

French political funding scandal reveals a tale of two 'Titty's

International— Investigation

Two Paris judges leading an investigation into suspected illegal political party financing via official French weapons sales abroad are now focusing their enquiries on the financial activities in Colombia of Thierry Gaubert, a longstanding close friend of President Nicolas Sarkozy. Gaubert, a formal suspect in the political funding scam and a former aide to Sarkozy before he became president, used secret off-shore accounts to build a luxurious mansion in the Colombian mountains, on a guarded estate shared by an associate, Jean-Philippe Couzi. In this second exclusive report from Colombia, Fabrice Arfi and Karl Laske reveal how Colombian police targeted Gaubert, as well as Couzi, for suspected money laundering, and the bizarre story of how the pair set up two bars by the names of ‘Nibar' (pictured) and ‘Nichon', the French equivalents of ‘Titty' and ‘Tit'.

Cameron and Sarkozy in Paris talks on eurozone crisis

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The French and British leaders held talks to discuss the debt crsisis ahead of a crucial meeting in Brussels next week on the future shape of the EU.

Cameron and Sarkozy to meet Friday for eurozone talks in Paris

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron is to meet French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris on Friday for talks centred on the eurozone crisis.

Sarkozy warns of 'dramatic' effects of nuclear power reduction

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President Sarkozy launched a vigorous defence of France's nuclear industry following opposition parties' election pact to cut number of reactors.

Hollande-Sarkozy gap narrows in latest poll

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Socialist Party presidential candidate François Hollande loses some of his poll lead over Nicolas Sarkozy, but is still tipped to win the 2012 vote.

Sarkozy told Obama that Israeli PM Netanyahu is 'a liar'

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President Sarkozy called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a "liar" in eavesdropped remarks to US President Barack Obama at the G20 summit.

Sarkozy warns of more budget cuts, laments Greek entry into eurozone

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In a TV interview Thursday evening, President Sarkozy warned of further budget cuts ahead, and said Greek entry into eurozone was an "error".