Head of State (Co-Prince) Nicolas Sarkozy of Andorra

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy joined Muslim groups Sunday in condemning attackers who set fire to a mosque in a Lyon suburb, and hundreds gathered outside the building to protest against racism and Islamophobia.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy joined Muslim groups Sunday in condemning attackers who set fire to a mosque in a Lyon suburb.
French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is hot under the collar over a clothing manufacturer who has produced a white canvas shopping bag that uses her nude image as the design feature.
French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is hot under the collar over a clothing manufacturer who has produced a white canvas.
Sarkozy is pro-American and supports interventionist as well as free-market economics.
Sarkozy was subject to criticism for his tough stance on curbing violent protests during the 2005 Paris riots.
In the past, Sarkozy has objected to Turkey's bid to join the EU and has taken a tough stance on illegal immigration.
Sarkozy has said that having been abandoned by his father shaped much of who he is.
Not much new policy is expected regarding Iran, on which Sarkozy has already voiced willingness to allow development of civilian nuclear capabilities, alongside tighter sanctions on any developments with military potency.
One significant policy modification that could actually come through under Sarkozy is on the Syrian and Lebanese fronts.
The need to adapt to the fast-moving modern world was a key point in his inaugural address.
Mr Sarkozy has three sons from two previous marriages.
That blunt comment - made before the 2005 riots - encouraged some critics to put him in the same category as far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen.
Mr Sarkozy has called for "a rupture with a certain style of politics", saying he wants to encourage social mobility, better schools and cuts in public sector staff.
Even those on the left in France admit Mr Sarkozy is a formidable political force.
economy, inspired by the American and British examples.
Sarkozy is known for his conservative law and order politics and his admiration for a new economic model for France.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he will commit #8364;26 billion -- $33 billion -- to relaunch the French economy, as the cost of doing nothing would be far worse.
The European Union will not draft a new treaty after Irish voters rejected the existing one last month, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Wednesday.
Nicolas Sarkozy had intended to take Europe by storm with an exciting new agenda when France inherited the six-month revolving presidency of the EU on July 1.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has been appointed by Gordon Brown to inject more style and glamour into British life -- if you believe a report in the UK's Guardian newspaper.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy has started his first official visit to the UK -- the day after it was reported that an auction house is to sell nude pictures of his new wife.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has made a direct appeal to a Colombian rebel group to release a French citizen held hostage for the last five years.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy was trying to restore order Wednesday after three consecutive nights of rioting caused widespread damage and injuries.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Thursday that he will seek tougher UN.
Even before Nicolas Sarkozy was elected President of France in May, he never hid his belief in a strong state-backed industrial policy or his willingness to intervene in the business world if necessary to help further such a policy.
But with this week's $110-billion merger agreement between two French energy companies - the privately-held electricity and environmental services firm Suez and state-controlled gas utility Gaz de France (GdF) - Sarkozy has taken that dirigiste attitude to an extraordinary level.
Sarkozy Says Israel Accepts Egyptian-French Cease-Fire Plan, But.
CBS/AP) French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Wednesday that Israel had accepted an Egyptian-French cease-fire plan for the Gaza Strip, but.
AP - French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Wednesday that Israel and the Palestinian Authority have accepted an Egyptian-French plan for Gaza.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is on a ceasefire mission to the Middle East.
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy is planning to scrap the position of examining magistrate, one of the great symbolic figures.
Sarkozy leads mounting international pressure on Israel to halt.
April 15, 2008 - After almost a year in office, French President Nicolas Sarkozy is upsetting many critics who prefer that their president be a little more tight-assed.
December 28, 2007 - Recently-divorced French president Nicolas Sarkozy has realized his girlfriend, Italian-born heiress/singer/ex-model Carla Bruni, deserves better than Disneyland Paris photo-ops.
Name at birth: Nicolas Paul Stphane Srkozy de Nagy-BocsaNicolas Sarkozy was elected President of France in 2007, taking office on 16 May 2007.
Sarkozy was only 28 when he became mayor of the well-to-do suburb Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1983; he won national acclaim in 1993 after schoolchildren in Neuilly were taken hostage by a man calling himself the Human Bomb, and Sarkozy negotiated directly with the man for their release.
As a conservative, Sarkozy has sometimes been compared with ultra-rightist French politician Jean Marie Le Pen.
Sarkozy has been married thrice: to the former Marie-Dominique Culioli from 1982-96, to model Ccilia Ciganer-Albeniz from 1996 to 2007 (the couple were divorced five months after Sarkozy took office as president), and to model Carla Bruni on 2 February 2008.
Sarkozy was also president of the General council of the Hauts-de-Seine department from 2004 to 2007 and mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine, one of the wealthiest communes of France from 1983 to 2002.
Sarkozy is known for his strong stance on law and order issues and his desire to revitalise the French economy.
Nicolas Sarkozy is the son of a aristocratic Hungarian immigrant father, Pál Sárközy de Nagy-Bócsa (Hungarian: Nagybócsai Sárközy Pál; some sources spell it Nagy-Bócsay Sárközy Pál; Hungarian pronunciation(help·info) ) and whose mother is of French Catholic and Thessalonikan Sephardi Jewish descent, Andrée Mallah.
mentor Jacques Chirac, whose daughter Claude was very close to Sarkozy.
hopes of becoming the next Prime Minister.
Minister Dominique de Villepin, without resigning from the UMP leadership.
retailers to him and to ask them to lower their prices.
France French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday the state would put “a lot of money” into aid for the struggling car industry.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said the government would put "a lot of money" into helping the country's struggling car industry, adding that he hoped a plan to rescue the sector would be ready by the end of January.
Nicolas Sarkozy says he’d rather go down in history as a hyperpresident than a lazy king.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is very critical of US.
Sarkozy has made his criticisms only in closed forums in France.
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Sarkozy had drunk a little too much with Putine last week.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Cozy economic ties with the West and cool heads have led the Arab Gulf's leading oil exporters to ignore calls by Iran for an oil embargo against supporters of Israel over the Jewish state's military offensive in Gaza.
Je veux être le Président qui lutte contre les injustices.
France's museums to be free for under-25sJan 13 - By Associated PressFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy says the country's national museums and monuments will soon stop charging admission to visitors under 25.
Sarkozy: French auto makers to receive helpDec 23 - By Associated PressFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy says his government will help France's auto industry develop better and cleaner cars.
French first lady confirms 'quickie' weddingDec 19 - By Joelle Diderich, Associated Press WriterIn her most informal interview since becoming France's first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has revealed that her wedding to President Nicolas Sarkozy was decided just two days in advance.
Sarkozy: African, not EU forces, to fight in CongoDec 12 - By Constant Brand, Associated Press WriterFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy said Friday that African and not EU troops should be sent to reinforce UN.
Sarkozy praises China amid uproar over Dalai LamaDec 8 - By Emma Vandore, AP Business WriterFrance sought to assuage Chinese feelings on Monday after President Nicolas Sarkozy's weekend meeting with the Dalai Lama, hoping to avoid a repetition of the backlash against French goods sparked by pro-Tibetan protests on the streets of Paris earlier this year.
France unveils euro26 billion stimulus planDec 4 - By Emma Vandore, AP Business WriterFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy said Thursday he plans to spend his way out of recession with a euro26 billion ($33 billion) stimulus plan designed to boost growth by 0.
Sarkozy has been labeled a reformist.
With his victory, Nicolas Sarkozy took charge of a France that had been shaped for 12 years by former President Jacques Chirac.
Sarkozy is a dyed-in-the-wool Gaullist, holding to the ideals of the love of France, refusing to accept defeat, and belonging to the Union of Democrats for the Republic party, which he has supported throughout his political career.
Sarkozy has acquired the rotating post of President of the European Union.
Rather than being reared in a family that would typically produce a French politician, Nicolas Sarkozy was born to Hungarian and Greek immigrants in 1955.
Sarkozy was befriended by then-Paris Mayor Jacques Chirac, who took the budding politician under his wing as his protég.
Sarkozy supported a rival during Mr.
Sarkozy is immigration, and in early July 2008, he proposed an ambitious immigration package.
At the same time, Nicolas Sarkozy joined the Gaullist Party.
The break between the Chirac's and Nicolas Sarkozy was brutal and permanent.
Finally, Nicolas Sarkozy was invested as President of the French Republic.
But no matter how apt the image -- much like Napoleon, Sarkozy is short, hot-tempered, ambitious and authoritarian -- as a Paris native who lived in New York City in the 1990s and into the 21st century, I am reminded less of the late emperor of France and more of a certain contemporary American.
Although no one knows what they talked about for an hour and a half (and Sarkozy denied at the time that he had come to "copy" the New York model), many of his techniques as interior minister bear an uncanny similarity to those used by Giuliani as mayor.
Sarkozy was also, and still is, a vocal advocate for zero tolerance and has crusaded for tougher treatment of repeat offenders.
Since becoming president, Sarkozy has opened a new military base in the United Arab Emirates, conducted (unsuccessful) peace negotiations in Lebanon, invited Muammar Qaddafi to Paris (where the Libyan leader cheerfully told the press that he had not discussed any human rights issues with his French host), and promoted French nuclear energy technology while simultaneously pushing Iran to halt its own nuclear development.
Sarkozy has also asked economist Amartya Sen to find a way of including "quality of life" in French statistics, philosopher Edgar Morin to outline a renaissance in the "politics of civilization," and socialist Jacques Attali to come up with "300 decisions for changing France.
France's president, often accused of being brash and self-important, used both traits to his advantage in a whirlwind bout of diplomacy in the Middle East this week that may just have helped plant seeds for.
PARIS, Jan 12 (UPI) -- Noted French movie director Claude Berri has died in a Paris hospital, President Nicolas Sarkozy said Monday.
PARIS, Jan 7 (UPI) -- When French President Nicolas Sarkozy meets former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Paris Thursday for a conference on morality in the markets, he will be wearing a patriotic smile.
That has cost time, and Sarkozy has a lot to do.
More generally, Sarkozy is running the ministry that is the nerve center of post-riot France.
Sarkozy has been a politician for most of his 51 years.
Sarkozy has been there dozens of times.
As the minister of the interior, Sarkozy is responsible both for keeping order in the banlieues and for organizing France's religions, particularly the 5 million or so Muslims whom he has with difficulty shepherded into the French religion-and-state system, by means of the French Council of the Muslim Faith, which he launched two years ago.
But at this point Sarkozy is as popular as any politician in the country, even in parts of the banlieues themselves.
Popular and charismatic, but polarizing as well—especially when he staked out an outspoken law-and-order position in his second stint as interior minister—the energetic Sarkozy has been characterized as a media-savvy American-style politician.
Nicolas Sarkozy is Greek Jewish descent, Andrée Mallah.
Sarkozy is very very very, very hypocritical.
Sarkozy has become one of Frances most popular new politicians.
French President Nicholas Sarkozy A letter dispatched to French police officials late last winter -- long before the presidential election but somehow kept secret -- revealed that Sarkozy was recruited as an Israeli spy.
When Sarkozy was Frances minister of interior and clamped down hard on Muslim immigrants, calling mainly Muslim rioters scum in a widely-publicised interview, they retaliated by calling him Sarkozy, sale juif.
Few politicians blame their troubles on cynical comedians, though, and Sarkozy is no exception.
The interesting twist, however, is that the contest between Cecilia and Nicolas Sarkozy is a comic cross between a lovers tiff and the battle of the sexes.
The commonest criticism of Sarkozy is that he is overly conscious of his religious heritage, a trait that is not appreciated by the fanatically secular French political establishment.
For a politician acclaimed for his acumen, it is startling that Sarkozy has been tripped up by events he should have seen coming.
Even with his personal life in tatters, Sarkozy is obliged to hoist the French tricoleur high in the international arena.