Search results

You are looking at 51 - 60 of 138 items for :

  • "Jacques Chirac" x
  • Refine by access: All content x
Clear All
State-centred but organizationally fragmented
Andy Smith

process as the victor, then narrowly won the presidential election itself. Indeed, this episode and result created great upheaval within the Gaullist movement which in 1976 prompted the founding of a new ‘Gaullist’ party led by Jacques Chirac – Rassemblement pour la République ( RPR ) ( Collovald, 1999 ) – then, in 1978, a recomposition of centrist liberals around Giscard’s new Union pour la démocratie française ( UDF ). This open conflict between politicians, parties and activists on the right provides some explanation for the success of the left, and the PS in

in Made in France
Paul Copeland

the back door (see below); the Commission and BusinessEurope considered this to be a misinterpretation of the proposal. Regulatory coalition objections to the proposed directive Towards the end of 2004 a split between the liberal and regulatory coalitions emerged. The ten new Member States, along with Ireland, Luxembourg, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK and BusinessEurope, formed the liberal coalition and supported the proposed draft of the directive. The regulatory coalition, which Jacques Chirac claimed was being spearheaded by France and Germany (BBC, 2005), also

in EU enlargement, the clash of capitalisms and the European social dimension
Abstract only
Carrie Tarr

tough immigration policies. The return of the Right to power in 1993, followed by Jacques Chirac’s election as president in 1995, saw the introduction of a series of laws restricting the rights of immigrants in France, notably the Méhaignerie and Pasqua laws of 1993 and the Debré law of 1997, which were not overturned when Lionel Jospin and the Left came to power in 1998. The restriction of access to French nationality for the French-born children of foreign

in Reframing difference
Charlotte Wagnsson

Europe – with its values, identity and principles – as a necessary component in a multipolar world order. 76 The transformation of the EU was portrayed as a necessary step towards a safer world. 77 The French President, Jacques Chirac, argued that the strengthening of Europe, including of its military element, was essential to the global balance. 78 Adopting a global perspective, the EU focused

in Security in a greater Europe
The public debates of the 1980s, 1990s and twenty-first century
Nadia Kiwan

that the 2002– 2007 government went furthest in its declared objectives to combat discrimination and enhance equality of opportunity. Jacques Chirac inaugurated the HALDE on 23 June 2005 and his speech refers to a very broad understanding of the nature of discrimination, absent in the other government reports and initiatives discussed above. Chirac argued that discrimination affected millions of people: ‘descendants of immigrants, refugees, harkis . . . our overseas compatriots . . . the disabled . . . women . . . It [discrimination] stigmatises political or

in Identities, discourses and experiences
Evidence for negotiated and oppositional coverage
Piers Robinson, Peter Goddard, Katy Parry, Craig Murray, and Philip M. Taylor

misguided souls who refuse to support your loved ones’ (‘Safe home’, 20 March 2003: 8). Notably, 41.0% of the Sun’s editorial subjects4 were devoted to attacking the war’s supposed opponents, including the BBC, prominent British anti-war politicians such as Robin Cook, and the UN (‘The useless UN failed miserably to do anything to liberate the Iraqi people. The Security Council ratted on Britain and America and forced us to go it alone’ (‘Cut out UN’s food racket’, 27 March 2003: 10)). The Sun’s most fervent condemnation was reserved for Jacques Chirac, the French

in Pockets of resistance
Paul Latawski and Martin A. Smith

is now done’. 18 French President Jacques Chirac asserted that what was at stake was ‘peace in Europe’ and ‘human rights’. 19 German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder argued that the ‘Alliance wants to stop serious, systematic human rights violations and prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Kosovo’. 20 In providing a rationale for military action, NATO and its member states made clear that exhaustion of

in The Kosovo crisis and the evolution of post-Cold War European security
The Eurozone crisis, Brexit, and possible disintegration
Peter J. Verovšek

Europe by assuring her audience that the British ‘still remember it with shame.’ Similarly, although France was initially more reticent in their support for expansion eastward, the constructive resources of the past eventually helped to convince its leaders of their duties towards East-Central Europe as well. In 1997 French President Jacques Chirac expressed his support for the accession of the postcommunist east as well, noting that the events of the black trinity can be ‘understood as a betrayal by Europe, or more probably as a betrayal by France.’ The historical

in Memory and the future of Europe
Robert Gildea and Olga Manojlović Pintar

Mitterrand refused to acknowledge this, arguing that these were the crimes of Vichy, not of the republic. In 1995, however, the newly elected president Jacques Chirac recognised the role of the French state in the deportation of 76,000 Jews from France. At the same time he cited the statistic established by Serge Klarsfeld that three-quarters of the 330,000 Jews living in wartime France had been saved. Thus he suggested that while the Vichy state had betrayed the Jews, the French people had hidden, fed and spirited them away.92 This may be seen as a sort of reverse

in Fighters across frontiers
Not revolutionaries, not luminaries, just ‘normal’ guys amidst the tempest
Christophe Bouillaud

stimulation, the relance, under his first Prime Minister, the neoGaullist Jacques Chirac, the liberal President elected in 1974, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, had chosen from 1976 onwards to shift his overall economic stance in the direction of a ‘monetarist’ approach aiming to curb double-digit inflation. Raymond Barre, as the new ‘independent’ Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy and Finance, had conceived a politique d’austérité (austerity policy), launched through comprehensive anti-inflation programmes (Plan Barre). Since 154 National responses to crisis then

in European social democracy during the global economic crisis