The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

FRANCE President Nicolas Sarkozy set his goals for the New Year in a nationwide broadcast on the evening of Friday, December 31, the Nouvel Observateur reported. The president, who saw record-low approval ratings amid mass...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

FRANCE Acts of solidarity were planned across France on Wednesday, December 29, which marked the one-year anniversary of the abduction of French journalists Stéphane Taponier and Hervé Ghesquière along with their three Afghan accompaniers in...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

France As France gets closer to its 2012 presidential election, candidates are turning up left and right. Two weeks after 2007 second-round opponent Ségolène Royal shocked her Socialist pact with leader Martine Aubry and hesitant...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

FRANCE Finishing up his four-day trip to India, President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Tuesday, December 7, that he wanted to be equal partners with India, asking the emerging nation to open up various sectors of...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

FRANCE Ségolène Royal, 2007 candidate for president defeated by Nicolas Sarkozy, announced on Tuesday, November 30, her candidature for the Socialist Party primaries to be held in autumn 2011, the Telegraph reported. The announcement came as...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

FRANCE President Nicolas Sarkozy announced his new government on Sunday, November 14. More than six months after calling for a government “reshuffle,” Sarkozy’s news was deemed anticlimactic as the reshuffle brought little change to the Sarkozy...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

FRANCE France and Britain, Western Europe’s two nations who spend the most on defense, signed a 50-year defense pact on Tuesday, November 2, NPR reported. The pact establishes a joint military force of 10,000, shared usage...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

FRANCE At a two-day summit earlier this week in Deauville, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev to discuss Russia’s involvement in the West, according to the New...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

Students and workers demonstrated on Tuesday.

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

FranceOn Wednesday, September 22, The New York Times published an article detailing the outreach efforts the US Embassy in Paris has made to bolster America's image in poor Parisian suburbs since September 11, especially among...