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Gordon Brown and Nicholas Sarkozy attempt a reconciliation

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/10/2009

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"Gordon Brown and President Sarkozy will try to make peace today after the French leader called Britain the big losers in the carve-up of EU jobs and hailed France's victory against the excesses of Anglo-Saxon financial capitalism.

"Mr Sarkozy's task will not be made easier, however, after the French Agriculture Minister snubbed his British counterpart by excluding him from a meeting on the contentious issue of EU farm subsidies.

"The entente cordiale has been under stress for several weeks after the backroom deal in which Baroness Ashton of Upholland became the EU High Representative, its foreign minister, while France secured the plum job of EU Internal Market Commissioner for Michel Barnier. His appointment raised fears of a barrage of regulations on the City fears that Mr Sarkozy did little to dispel with a series of triumphalist statements."

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"Gordon Brown and Nicholas Sarkozy attempt a reconciliation", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2009. Consulté le 14/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/gordon-brown-and-nicholas-sarkozy-attempt-a-reconciliation