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May News Archives

Published on May 4, 2010

Israel/Peace Flotilla for Gaza
Operation against the “Peace Flotilla for Gaza” – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, May 31, 2010

25th Africa-France Summit
Opening speech by Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic (excerpts)
Nice, May 31, 2010

Africa/France/relationship
Interview given by Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic, to the weekly news magazine “Les Afriques” (excerpts)
Paris, May 27, 2010

Iran/release of Jafar Panahi
Joint statement by Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, and Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister for Culture and Communication
Paris, May 25, 2010

Freedom of expression and opinion on the internet
Communiqué issued by the French and Dutch foreign ministers
Paris, May 25, 2010

Visit to Lebanon
Press conference given by Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs (excerpts)
Beirut, May 24, 2010

Afghanistan – Death of a French soldier
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, May 22, 2010

Financial crisis and governance of the euro
Replies by Christine Lagarde, Minister for the Economy, Industry and Employment, to questions in the Senate
Paris, May 20, 2010

France/UK
Statements made by Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic, during his joint press conference with David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (excerpts)
Paris, May 20, 2010

South Korea/North Korea
International investigation into the sinking of the Cheonan ship – Statement by the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry Spokesman
Paris, May 20, 2010

France/Syria/Lebanon
Visit to Syria and Lebanon by Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs – Statement by the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry Spokesman
Paris, May 20, 2010

Situation in Thailand
Statement by the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry Spokesman
Paris, May 19, 2010

Iran /Nuclear
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, May 18, 2010

Return of Clotilde Reiss to France
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic.
Paris, May 16 2010

Greek crisis/Euro Area agreement
Interview given by Pierre Lellouche, Minister of State responsible for European Affairs, to the “Aujourd’hui en France” newspaper
Paris, May 12, 2010

France/UK
United Kingdom/appointment of William Hague as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom – Statement by Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs
Paris, May 12, 2010

France/Iran/Jafar Panahi
Joint statement by Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, and Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister for Culture and Communication – Call for the release of Jafar Panahi, Iranian film director
Paris, May 12, 2010

Greek crisis/future of Europe
Article by Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, published in the “Libération” newspaper
Paris, May 10, 2010

Situation of the financial markets
Telephone conversation between Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic, and Barack Obama, President of the United States of America – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, May 9, 2010

France/Germany/Euro Area
Situation of the financial markets – Telephone conversation between Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic, and Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, May 9, 2010

Commemoration of 8 May 1945
Statement by the G8 Heads of State and Government
Paris, May 8, 2010

Euro Area summit/Greece/Euro Area
Meeting of Euro Area Heads of State and Government – Press conference given by Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic (excerpts)
Brussels, May 7, 2010

France/Nigeria
Nigeria/death of President Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua – Letter of condolence from Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic, to Goodluck Jonathan, Acting President of Nigeria
Paris, May 6, 2010

Euro Area stability/Greece – French economy
Interview given by François Fillon, Prime Minister, to “TF1” (excerpts)
Paris, May 5, 2010

Greek crisis/EU support package – Financial regulation
Joint letter from Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic, and Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, to Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission
Paris-Berlin, May 6, 2010

Launch of the frigate “Aquitaine”
Speech by Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic (excerpts)
Lorient, May 4, 2010

Greek support plan
French contribution – Greece/austerity plan – Rating agencies/AMF – Stability Pact - Interview given by Christine Lagarde, Minister for the Economy, Industry and Employment, to the “Le Monde” newspaper (excerpts)
Paris, May 4, 2010

Greece’s financial situation
Telephone conversation between Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic, and George Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, May 3, 2010

Greece/rescue packages
Working meeting on the implementation of the European Greek support plan and situation of the financial markets – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, May 1, 2010

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