Nicolas Sarkozy

France Prepares to Make French Main EU Language

The government of Emmanuel Macron is preparing plans to replace French as the official "working language" of the EU when France takes over the presidency of the EU Council in January 2022, a diplomat was quoted as saying by Politico. Paris sees its first post-Brexit leadership in the union as an opportunity to push its native language for the lingua franca of Brussels.

French Preasident Sarkozy Sentenced to Jail for Corruption

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and two former associates have been sentenced to three years in jail - two of them suspended - for corruption.

Sarkozy, 66, was found guilty of trying to bribe a magistrate, Gilbert Azibert, by offering a prestigious job in Monaco in return for information about a criminal inquiry into his political party.

Former French minister Patrick Devedjian dies from COVID-19

Patrick Devedjian, a former French government minister and a lawyer of the ASALA terrorist organization, has died from COVID-19.

Devedjian on March 26 announced that he was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.

He said that he'd been affected by the epidemic and was able to testify to the exceptional work of the medical staff.

Editorial: Greece-France Alliance

Greek-French relations were forged in critical and transitional periods in our country's history.

In 1974 following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and the national disaster that led to the fall of the Greek junta, PM Constantine Karamanlis approached France and even adjusted Greece's defence policy to the French model.

Hungary’s Populist PM Seen Back on the Offensive in 2020

"There is a strong view inside the upper circles of the governing party that if they do not change the line, they may fail in 2022," Gabor Torok, a leading political analyst, told Nepszava daily.

Fidesz has already lured back Orban's longtime spin doctor, Arpad Habony, from his London retreat — to lead a new political offensive and demolish the opposition for good, insiders say.

#DiplomaticCentennial Radu Liviu Horumba: "Georgia is actually a direct neighbour of Romania, through the Black Sea"

Romania and Georgia are planning to get to know each other better and to learn more about each other's history, to mark some of the important moments for the two countries and to develop bilateral economic cooperation, Romania's Ambassador to Georgia Radu Liviu Horumba told an interview granted to AGERPRES.

Nicolas Sarkozy to Face Trial for Corruption and Influence Peddling

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sent to trial for corruption and influence peddling, The Guardian writes.
The case centres over phone calls Sarkozy allegedly made to a senior judge who was investigating claims that his 2007 presidential campaign was illegally funded.