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The French Presidency

Abstract : The article examines the French presidency of the European Union (EU) that took place in the second half of 2008. The article examines a number of issues including the priorities set by French president Nicolas Sarkozy, action on EU immigration policy, a strengthening of European security and defense and measures to fight global warming and climate change. In addition the article examines Sarkozy's proposal for a union of countries that have coastlines on the Mediterranean Sea, a measure brokered by Angela Merkel, the German chancellor.
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Renaud Dehousse, Anand Menon. The French Presidency. Journal of Common Market Studies, 2009, 47 (Issue Supplement s1), pp.99 - 111. ⟨hal-02186653⟩

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