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Grand Croix of the Légion D'Honneur

Austerity revolt shakes Europe

Elections over the weekend have pushed Europe and the euro, and the global economy, to the brink - or abyss - of yet another dangerous crisis. The people have spoken, not merely in France but also in Greece and Britain and even in Germany.

Tuesday, 8 May, 2012, 12:00am

Urgent need for Euro consensus

What Europe needs to get out of the economic crisis threatening the euro and the continent's union is not what its people want. Reforms are the way ahead, but that path was rejected in elections in France and Greece on Sunday, putting German-led austerity measures in jeopardy.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sarkozy attempts to smooth over past rifts in Sino-French relations

French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived in Beijing yesterday for a three-day visit aimed at patching up ties that frayed over Tibet two years ago, and to strengthen economic co-operation within the Group of 20.

Sarkozy said he was also using his second official visit to urge the mainland to back stronger measures against Iran's nuclear programme.

29 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Public told to stay calm as France stands ground on Dalai Lama

With French President Nicolas Sarkozy refusing to cancel a meeting with the Dalai Lama tomorrow, the Foreign Ministry has called for calm among the Chinese public.

5 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Public Eye

A phoney freedom-fighting act . . .

3 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

A chance for China to help shape fairer global system

The financial crisis has taught the rich nations that the world is no longer their private club. The meltdown started in the west and was fuelled by an extreme free-market ideology. But emerging economies have learned that, however virtuous and blameless they think they are, their own houses are catching fire.

26 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Exotic Birds and Sad Songs

David Atherton conducts pianist Joanna MacGregor (right), soprano Melissa Shippen and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra in works by Olivier Messiaen and Henryk Gorecki. A New Vision Arts Festival event. Sat, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

26 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Trade issues overshadow Sarkozy's deals

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has brought home the spoils by sealing business deals on his maiden trip to China, but European concerns over the mainland's currency and trade balance threaten to overwhelm any economic achievements from the visit.

29 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Now it's Sarkozy's time to show iron will

Six months ago France voted for charismatic Nicolas Sarkozy and his plans to modernise France's social and economic traditions rather than make his socialist opponent, Segolene Royal, its first woman president. Now that he has run into fierce resistance to reform he finds himself being compared with a different kind of woman altogether.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Testimony - France, Europe and the World in the 21st Century

Testimony - France, Europe and the World in the 21st Century

by Nicolas Sarkozy (translated by Philip K. Gordon)

Harper Perennial, HK$150

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am