Has the election of Nicolas Sarkozy as President changed your image of France?
ah, mon petit chou... we meet yet again...
I hope you and the City of Light are fine today...
No, it did not, you are still what you were, c'est magnifique!!!
idealistic, romantic people determined to march to the beat of a different drummer... if anybody else does not like it... let them eat cake !!!
EDIT:THOM, Polish guard saved Napoleon's life during the the *Grand Army* retreat from Russia, why ? they were the only ones not to abandon their arms so they could carry their loot home... your contempt for the French is contemptible, if not for their valiant help during the War of Independece you wuld be still speaking the phony Brit accent...
Does anyone else wonder why Nicolas Sarkozy is the president of France?
Who cares about ethnicity ?
France has been Right-wing for the majority of its history, and the majority of the last decades. The only people who think otherwise are the Americans, whose vision of Left/Right politics is screwed up.
By the way, you're aware that Chirac was a conservative too, right ?
Has Nicolas Sarkozy helped the discriminated immigrants in the past few years?
He has worked to get France and the EU to curb illegal immigration and the negative side effects which he sells threaten their countries.
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What must Nicolas Sarkozy do in his six months of presidency to stimulate positive progression for the EU?
The EU HQ has done a miserable job of educating the public about what it is doing, how it works, reforms it wants to institute, etc. The general public not only does not know what the EU is doing, they feel they have no voice, no influence, in what the EU is doing. Rumors are rampant and resentment is growing -- just look at the posts on YahooAnswers about the EU. And I say this as someone who, generally, thinks the EU is a good idea. But I'm stunned at just how lousy they are at communicating what they are doing.
Those that run the EU need to strategize about how they can better communicate what they are trying to do, and how they can illustrate, clearly, ways for the general public to influence its decisions. Otherwise, the EU is not going to progress, period.
Why does the president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, want to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62?
I think it might already be done. France is going broke as they, too, keep increasing military spending (like the US) without raising taxes. You can't have it both ways; cut the military, and you have money for retirements.
What has Nicolas Sarkozy done for France and what do people think of him?
As you can see by the 2 answer above me. Opinions about Sarokzy are extremely different. Some tend to think he suck and don't do anything. Those are the socialist's one
Some others tend to think he did well against the crisis, he make a lot of changes in our country right now, wich are barely liked.
Our precedent leaders were stupid and just used to give us everything we asked for when we was in the street. So now he have to be very rude and make us work a LOT if we want to see France development in a better situations that this last 30-40years. Trying to be as powerful as we used to be in our history, a long and hard time is in front of us
As President of France He has the power not to allow any Women Muslim or not to wear Veils in Public because that's Intimidation towards Women everywhere in France that will not be Tolerated and he has the power to make women feel Safe and not be Intimidated.
What is the orchestra playing in the 60 minutes episode about Nicolas Sarkozy that aired on October 28?
I only saw the presentation of the program on the site of CBS (I am in France), but I think the orchestra you are referring to is the Musique de la Garde Républicaine. The Garde Republicaine is part of the French army, and is in charge of official security for the Institutions. They are always present for official ceremonies. They are very popular because they are horse-guards and because of their very good orchestra.
On the Garde Républicaine:
On the the Musique de la GR:
You can also find CDs by them. I am sorry I can't remember what the music was last night.