Tuesday, 15 July 2008

The French EU Presidency : The Union for the Mediterranean

Among the foreign dignitaries who attended the Bastille Day military parade on Monday in Paris were, from left, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Qatar’s emir; Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary general (partly obscured); President Bashar al-Assad of Syria; President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt; President Tarja Halonen of Finland; and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel. (Photo and Comment from The New York Times, 15th July)

Battle to host France's Club Med. Nick Meo and Susan Bell, The Telegraph (en)
Sarkozy urges peace at 'Club Med'. Henry Samuel, The Telegraph (en)
France gathers world leaders for Bastille Day parade. The Independent (en)
Sarkozy revels in Club Med 'bringer of peace' role. John Lichfield, The Independent (en)
President Sarkozy hosts ‘Club Med’ summit. The Independent (en)
Breakthrough for Syria and Lebanon in Paris. Tony Barber, The FT (en)
Roula Khalaf: The Mediterranean’s new union. Roula Khalaf, The FT (en)
In France, Syrian Stirs Tensions. Katrin Bennhold, The NYT (en)
Sarkozy Helps to Bring Syria Out of Isolation. Stephen Erlanger and Katrin Bennhold, The NYT (en)
The view from Club Med. The Economist (en)