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Geoffrey K. Roberts and Patricia Hogwood

President Jacques Chirac (took office 17 May 1995, re-elected May 2002). State structure Unitary, comprising 96 metropolitan departments and 10 overseas departments. Corsica has its own directly elected legislative assembly. Government The president appoints the prime minister and a cabinet (Council of Ministers) of around twenty members, which is responsible to the bicameral Parliament. Executive power is vested in the

in The politics today companion to West European Politics
Arantza Gomez Arana

shows that the French would object to the proposal as it stood at that particular time. French complaints were repeated but this time by the president of France, Jacques Chirac. At the same time, in 1997 it was agreed to arrange a summit of the heads of state of the EU and Latin America. This suggestion, put forward by Spain and France after the annual meeting with the Rio Group, was accepted and was to be held before 1999. Being the first summit of that kind, it put extra pressure on the EU. During the first six months of 1999, the presidency of the EU was held by

in The European Union's policy towards Mercosur:
A child of the Kosovo crisis?
Paul Latawski and Martin A. Smith

as the most determined to see the WEU develop real operational capabilities and roles; to the detriment, some suspected, of NATO itself. A developing France-NATO rapprochement , begun under Mitterrand but especially evident from 1995 under his successor Jacques Chirac, thus had the consequence of helping to ensure that momentum was lost in the operational development of the WEU. 19 This is not to say that the WEU was simply

in The Kosovo crisis and the evolution of post-Cold War European security
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Geoffrey K. Roberts and Patricia Hogwood

Callaghan, James Carrero Blanco, Luis Carrillo, Santiago Carstens, Karl Chaban-Delmas, Jacques Chirac, Jacques Churchill, Winston Ciampi, Carlo Constantine II of Greece Cosgrave, Liam Cossiga, Francesco Coty, René Craxi, ‘Bettino’ (Benedetto) Cresson, Edith Debré, Michel Delors

in The politics today companion to West European Politics
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