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Latest update : 2009-12-18

Sarkozy’s grandstanding at Copenhagen gets mixed reaction

FRENCH PRESS REVIEW: Nicolas Sarkozy made a passionate plea yesterday at the Copenhagen summit for countries to make the necessary comprise to strike a deal.

“Save Copenhagen,” pleads the front page of left-leaning Libération. As the summit draws to a close, “we’re nowhere near an ambitious agreement,” says the paper.

Inside it is somewhat critical of Nicolas Sarkozy’s tough stance at the summit yesterday, calling it a “perilous solo act” and comparing the French President to Zorro. “He has made numerous announcements and propositions but remains somewhat isolated at the negotations,” Libération notes.

Indeed, the summit has seen the U.S. and China dominate discussions. One European negotiator remarked, ““No one is talking about France expect France which is talking about itself.”

The right-leaning paper Le Figaro is more positive regarding Sarkozy’s tough talk, saying he was right to increase pressure on leaders in order to save the summit from failure. With the Danish finding it difficult to coordinate negotiations, Sarkozy saw the need for a strongly-worded appeal to be made, according to the paper.

Other articles in today’s French papers:

L’Humanité
The climate is not worth as much as their banks

Le Monde
An article about how Sarkozy knows the importance of publicizing his diplomatic efforts. “Know-how is useless unless you make it known.”

Various regional papers cover the heavy snowfall yesterday in France:

Echos de la Haute Vienne
L’Est-éclair
La Nouvelle République

Le Parisien
The doctor who operated on French rocker Johnny Hallyday has struck back at the singer’s promoter who accused the surgeon of having “massacred” the French singing legend during a November operation. Dr. Delajoux is filing a defamation suit against Jean-Claude Camus for his remarks.

Liberation
Pet cemetery to the north of Paris is 110 years old. It dates back to the Belle-Epoch and has many touching headstones showing the bond between master and pet.
Some inscriptions:
“To our darling and great joy, a little heart wrapped in fur.”
“To Baby, 1916-1920”
 

By James CREEDON

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