I requested a budget to support employment, spending power and the preparation of the future. This 2006 budget meets this requirements,
Humanitarian aid yes, economic aid no, ... We will not give aid to a regime that is not democratic and whose leader is a wanted war crimes suspect.
Without waiting, I asked the government to start the procedures necessary to put such a levy in place next year,
It does appear to be really rather far from the main objective, which is that of transferring political responsibility to an Iraqi government as soon as possible,
No obstacle, notably economic or financial, will get in the way of useful measures to protect the health of the French people,
I want to tell President Bush, who is my friend, that we bring you the total solidarity of France and the French people, it is a solidarity of the heart,
Will it succeed ... I cannot say. I hope so. But I am not at all sure.
You know very exactly the reasons that led to my week in the hospital.
massive violations of human rights and humanitarian disasters hit entire regions. The Council needs to be able to react and respond.
We have to solve the humanitarian problem
if we want, in this troubled and unsettled international context, to guarantee the security of our citizens and influence the international choices that affect our interests.
The bulletins may have been presented as medical but in reality they were texts drawn up by the patient and his advisers. This wasn't medical communication but the filtering out of politically-based information,
Intercepting a ship on the high seas is an act of war in international law. That raises some problems,
A tireless campaigner for justice and rights.
will of course be handed over to (French) justice authorities, who as you know have opened a judicial investigation into their cases...
These irresponsible acts, which cannot have any justification whatsoever, are to be fully condemned. In these appalling circumstances, I want to offer you the most sincere condolences, both in my name and in that of the French people.
France will insist on the need for updated and responsive institutions.
The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible.
Romania and Bulgaria were particularly irresponsible. If they wanted to diminish their chances of joining Europe they could not have found a better way.
Europe must always fight terrorism with all its strength,
The government and I are determined to fight against terrorism in all its forms. Nothing will be neglected,
We are completely determined to fight by your side this new type of evil, of absolute evil, which is terrorism. France is prepared and available to discuss all means to fight and eradicate this evil.
Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face.
The Afghans must create a stable, representative government that prevents the resurgence of terrorism on their territory.
Lifting sanctions is a goal we have supported for a long time, ... Now it is up to the United Nations to define the modalities of the lifting of sanctions.