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A FRENCH politician says the EU & US need to work together!

When the French Finance Minister says that the EU needs to cooperate with the US,  that’s when you know the economic crisis is really devestating! Perhaps that’s a bit unfair to the French, as Ms. Christine Lagarde in part of the most pro-US Government  in French history, under Americophile President Sarkozy. But it would also be unfair to Ms. Lagarde who has spent years working in a US company before entering government. She made her remarks at her acceptance of the Transatlantic Business Award from American Chamber of Commerce. However, she probably did more for US perceptions of the Franch in her appearance on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart a number of months ago (it helps that her english is absolutely perfect).  In her award-acceptence, she stated that the EU & the US could share common ground on major economic issues and stated that ties had to rebuilt after a period of strain, much like a marriage.

lagarde Christine Lagarde, French Finance Minister.



David Garrahy

David Garrahy works in Brussels monitoring European Union activites. He is originally from Ireland and studied a Degree in Law & European Studies at the University of Limerick before earning a Masters in Globalisation at Dublin City Universty. Previously he has worked in the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, the European Commission and as a Legislative Aide for an Irish Senator. His involvement in the EU has included working for the Irish Forum on Europe and campaigning in Referenda in favour of the Nice & Lisbon Treaties.

Area of Focus
Europe; Globalisation; European Comission.


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