Dominique Strauss-Kahn won a reprieve with his release yesterday after Manhattan prosecutors found evidence undermining his accuser’s credibility. It may not be enough to put him in the 2012 French presidential race.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel may meet in Paris on Oct. 1 to discuss euro-area economic support for Greece, the currency’s stability and European banks, Le Monde daily reported on its website today without citing anyone.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has asked German Chancellor Angela Merkel to travel with him to Beijing and Washington this month for talks with Chinese and U.S. leaders before a November summit of world leaders, Le Monde reported, citing an unnamed French official.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s party treasurer received 50,000 euros ($67,900) in cash from a French billionaire five months before the May 2007 presidential election, Liberation said today, citing an interview with the billionaire’s former accountant.
A spokesman for Nicolas Sarkozy denied a report in Handelsblatt that the French president wants Xavier Musca, his chief economic adviser, to join the European Central Bank’s board when Jean-Claude Trichet steps down next year.