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  Prime Minister of France - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Prime Minister is the only authority vested with the power to issue primary regulation through decrees (dГ©crets); that is, measures of a general character, either issued in support of statutes, or issued autonomously, depending on the area.
In the Fifth Republic the chief political figure in France is the President of the Republic with the Prime Minister having secondary importance.
When the President and the Prime Minister are of the same party, the Prime Minister often plays the role of a "fuse": that is, citizens lay the blame of the failures of governmental policy on him or her, and when the Prime Minister is unpopular, he or she resigns in order to protect the President.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Prime_Minister_of_France   (708 words)

  
  Prime Minister of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Prime Minister is the only authority vested with the power to issue primary regulation through decrees (décrets); that is, measures of a general character, either issued in support of statutes, or issued autonomously, depending on the area.
In the Fifth Republic the chief political figure in France is the President of the Republic with the Prime Minister having secondary importance.
When the President and the Prime Minister are of the same party, the Prime Minister often plays the role of a "fuse": that is, citizens lay the blame of the failures of governmental policy on him or her, and when the Prime Minister is unpopular, he or she resigns in order to protect the President.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prime_Minister_of_France   (628 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Prime Minister of the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Prime Minister is appointed by the Sovereign, who is bound by constitutional convention to choose the individual most likely to command the support of the House of Commons (normally, the leader of the party with a majority in that body).
The title "Prime Minister", however, is not altogether a matter of convention, as in 1905 it was in a sense given official recognition when the "Prime Minister" was named in the "order of precedence," outranked, among non-royals, only by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and by the Lord Chancellor.
Ministers, Privy Counsellors, Ambassadors and High Commissioners, senior civil servants, senior military officers, members of important committees and commissions, and several other officials are selected, and in some cases may be removed, by the Prime Minister.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Prime_Minister_of_the_United_Kingdom   (4890 words)

  
 Prime minister - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Prime Minister is often, but not always, a member of parliament and is expected with other ministers to ensure the passage of bills through the legislature.
While the modern office of Prime Minister developed in the UK the first actual usage of the word Prime Minister or Premier Ministre was used by Cardinal Richelieu, when, in 1624 he was named to head the royal council as prime minister of France.
The Prime Minister is formally the presiding minister of the Privy Council and the cabinet.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prime_Minister   (2911 words)

  
 Stung by vote, prime minister of France to quit
Juppe's desperate gesture, the first resignation tendered by a French prime minister in the thick of a political campaign, had appeared all but inevitable after the current government was swamped in the first stage of a two-round parliamentary election Sunday.
But the pledge by the former foreign minister, who is shown by polls to be the most unpopular prime minister since the Fifth French Republic was founded in 1958, may be too little, too late to save his coalition's chances.
Under the French system, the prime minister must be able to secure a majority in parliament, but he or she -- there has been one woman, Socialist Edith Cresson, in 1991-92 -- customarily serves as a safety valve for the president and is sacrificed for reasons of tactical or electoral expediency.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/page1/97/05/27/france.html   (926 words)

  
 Raymond Barre, 83, former prime minister of France - The Boston Globe
Raymond Barre, the tough-speaking former prime minister of France and an economist who refused to bow to protesters or political alliances, died yesterday, his family said.
Raymond Barre served as prime minister of France from 1976 to 1981.
Barre was prime minister of France from 1976 to 1981, during a 30-year political career that also included posts as vice president of the European Commission, French economics minister, and mayor of Lyon.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2007/08/26/raymond_barre_83_former_prime_minister_of_france   (610 words)

  
 CNN.com - Villepin named new French PM - May 31, 2005
As France's foreign minister from 2002 to 2004, Villepin gained a worldwide reputation for his impassioned defense of the French stance against a U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
France, a founding member of the European Union, was the first country to reject the charter.
But British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the EU needed time to reflect on the French result and that it was too soon to say if Britain would press ahead with a referendum.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/europe/05/31/france.eu/index.html   (893 words)

  
 List of Prime Ministers of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Before the constitution of the Fifth Republic in 1959, there was no official position entitled "Prime Minister" in the French government.
Rather, one of the government ministers held the semi-official title of President of the Council of Ministers (Président du Conseil des Ministres), and was unofficially known as the prime minister (premier ministre).
During the First Republic and First Empire periods the arrangements for the direction of the government of France changed frequently and there was no office of Prime Minister.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Prime_Ministers_of_France   (273 words)

  
 [18 Mar 1998] HR/CN/817 : PRIME MINISTER OF FRANCE ADDRESSES COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
For Italy's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Patrizia Toia, there was a false dichotomy between the universality of human rights and the equal dignity of all cultures, religions and spiritual orientations.
LIONEL JOSPIN, Prime Minister of France, said the presence of a South African Chairman of the Commission this year was highly symbolic of the power and triumph of human rights over apartheid.
Moreover, France looked favourably on the possibility of acceding to the first additional protocol to the Geneva Conventions, and had launched a consultative process intended to lead to that conclusion, the Prime Minister said.
www.un.org /news/Press/docs/1998/19980318.HRCN817.html   (3938 words)

  
 Prime minister says France's military role will be "selective"
The Socialist prime minister said France still was studying precisely how to participate in the U.S.-led military mission against Afghanistan's Taliban regime and Osama bin Laden.
France has already opened its airspace to U.S. military aircraft and is supplying naval support, with two vessels in the Indian Ocean.
Although Chirac is chief of the armed forces, Jospin as prime minister has a role in operational decisions.
lang.sbsun.com /socal/terrorist/1001/10/terror06.asp   (352 words)

  
 www.premier.gov.pl
At the motion of Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński, President Lech Kaczyński recalled deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Education Roman Giertych, Minister of Construction Andrzej Aumiller, Minister of Labour and Social Policy Anna Kalata and Minister of Maritime Economy Rafał Wiechecki from the make-up of the Council of Ministers.
Prime Minister granted disability pensions to the victims of the accident in France
Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński granted 19 special disability pensions ranging from PLN 700 to 1,500 to the victims of the accident of the Polish coach near Grenoble in France.
www.kprm.gov.pl /english   (483 words)

  
 France: Despite conviction, former prime minister Juppé to keep posts
Alain Juppé, prime minister of France from 1995 to 1997 and President Jacques Chirac’s chosen successor, recently condemned to an 18-month prison sentence and 10 years ineligibility from public office, announced on February 3 his intention to hold on to his current offices.
The escalating civil war between the executive and the judicial branches of the French state is beginning to resemble the Italian situation, where judges were and still are being harassed as they try to impose the rule of law against the mafia and corrupt politicians in the operation known as mani pulite—clean hands.
For France to develop a modern capitalist society, privilege (represented by different laws governing, respectively, the aristocracy, the Church and the rest of the people—the third estate) had to be abolished.
wsws.org /articles/2004/feb2004/jupp-f13.shtml   (1510 words)

  
 EJP | News | France | Israeli Prime Minister to visit France on July 27
President Jacques Chirac has invited Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to France this summer for his first visit since he urged French Jews to emigrate to escape "the wildest anti-Semitism".
Israel and France have had a history of rocky ties since the 1967 Six-Day War that led France, formerly Israel’s chief arms supplier, to impose an arms embargo until the 1980s.
France is home to Western Europe’s biggest Jewish and Muslim communities, estimated at 650,000 and five million, respectively.
www.ejpress.org /article/1497   (557 words)

  
 CNN.com - France's Raffarin confirmed as PM - June 17, 2002
France's Raffarin confirmed as PM Raffarin and his "government of action" have won plaudits
Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, the interim minister for European affairs would go, however, as he is being investigated over party funding irregularities.
The controversial labour minister who promoted the 35-hour working week, Martine Aubry -- daughter of socialist former EU chief Jacques Delors -- lost her seat.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/06/17/france.elections   (778 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Europe | Profile: Dominique de Villepin
France's new Prime Minister, Dominique de Villepin, is best known for leading the charge against US policy in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.
After a stint as foreign minister at the Quai d'Orsay, Mr de Villepin was appointed interior minister in March 2004 and tackled radical Islam head-on.
But his profile was at its highest in February 2003, when as foreign minister he led the international opposition to US plans to invade Iraq.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/2768503.stm   (505 words)

  
 WJLA - New French Prime Minister Faces Strike   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
France's new prime minister tried to form a government Wednesday to tackle the country's top priority of unemployment, but he faced the immediate challenge of an impending national rail strike in his first day on the job.
The appointment of Dominique de Villepin - a globe-trotting, silver-haired statesman who seems to epitomize France's privileged class - was criticized as a move by a leadership playing "musical chairs" in a bid for survival, rather than a courageous choice to deal with the country's problems.
As foreign minister, Villepin was Chirac's voice at the U.N. Security Council in 2003, arguing that war in Iraq should be a last resort.
www.wjla.com /headlines/0605/232618.html   (922 words)

  
 Ex-prime minister of France dies at 83 - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Barre was prime minister of France from 1976 to 1981 during the presidency of Valery Giscard d'Estaing.
Prime Minister Francois Fillon said in a statement that Barre's career "showed that there is no other way than to tell the French people the truth and sometimes to take difficult measures."
But Chirac was finally to win out as his RPR party grew in strength and he became prime minister a second time, before going on to win the presidency in 1995.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2007-08-25-barre-obit_N.htm?csp=34   (850 words)

  
 Europe - Fondation Robert Schuman - Le centre de recherches sur l'Europe
France has transposed 98% of European directives issued in the first half of 2007 hence establishing a record since the European Commission first...
EU Foreign Ministers met in Council on 23rd and 24th July and welcomed the boost that has been given to work aiming to solve the conflict in Darfur...
During the Agriculture Council on 16th July the 27 European Agriculture Ministers debated the Commission's proposals with regard to the reform of the...
www.robert-schuman.eu   (1532 words)

  
 Pravda.RU Prime Minister Of France Lionel Jospin Will Come To Moscow For IOC Session
Prime Minister Lionel Jospin of France will arrive in Moscow late in the evening of July 12 to take part in the International Olympic Committee's session.
Canada's Foreign Minister John Manley and ambassador in Russia Rodney Irving visited this Monday the Russian Olympic committee to deliver to its president Vitaly Smirnov and vice-president Gennady Aleshin the list of official Canadian delegates to come to Moscow for the 112th IOC session and present Toronto as the venue of the 2008 Olympics.
Prime Minister of France Lionel Jospin will head the French National Olympic Committee's delegation at the upcoming IOC session in Moscow, official sources in Paris announced Sunday.
newsfromrussia.com /sport/2001/07/12/9885.html   (1470 words)

  
 Expatica - Living in, moving to, or working in France, plus News in English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Palestinian leader, who was accompanied by his foreign and finance ministers Nabil Shaath and Salam Fayyad as well as Saeb Erakat, the minister in charge of negotiations, arrived in Paris Wednesday evening from Oslo.
France believes "there is no other path but the implementation of this plan to arrive at a just and lasting peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
The Palestinian prime minister also fired a salvo at Washington, accusing the United States of being preoccupied with the "so-called international war against terrorism" instead of trying to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
www.expatica.com /source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=25&story_id=5520   (475 words)

  
 NewsFromRussia.Com Romania prime minister visits France to discuss EU accession
Romania's prime minister left for France Thursday on a two-day visit to discuss bilateral economic ties and his country's bid to join the EU, the government said.
France is Romania's third largest commercial partner, with trade between the two countries totaling Ђ3.47 billion (US$4.1 billion) last year, the AP reports.
Romania's prime minister left for France Thursday on a two-day visit to discuss bilateral economic ties and his country's bid to join the EU, the government said More details...
newsfromrussia.com /world/2005/10/06/64637.html   (1595 words)

  
 Lionel Jospin - Former Prime Minister of France
From 1988 to 1992, he was Minister of State and Minister of National Education, Youth and Sport.
From 1992 to 1998 he served as Regional Councilor for Midy-Pyrénées and was appointed Minister plenipotentiary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993, where he served until 2002.
Jospin was elected Prime Minister of France in 1997 and served until 2002.
www.clubmadrid.org /cmadrid/index.php?id=395   (617 words)

  
 FRANCE — INDIA STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP RE-AFFIRMED DURING INDIAN PRIME MINISTER’S VISIT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh’s visit to France (September 11-13,2005) was a timely visit, as under the present UPA Government, France was getting mixed signals, as to whether, India was serious about the further evolution of the France-India strategic partnership, commenced by the NDA Government.
France needs to be given due credit, that unlike the United States and some Western powers, it refrained from playing “balance of power” games in South Asia.
France also boasts of high-technology industries both in the defence and commercial side and is also the source of some of the best uranium nuclear energy reactors.
www.saag.org /papers16/paper1538.html   (1226 words)

  
 Embassy of France in the U.S. - Jean-Pierre Raffarin
Embassy of France in the U.S. - Jean-Pierre Raffarin
Appointed Minister for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Trade and Artisan Activities on 18 May 1995 (first Juppé government), he was re-appointed to the same post in the second Juppé government (7 November 1995);
Raffarin was appointed Prime Minister on May 6, 2002./.
www.info-france-usa.org /atoz/bio/bio_raffarin.asp   (392 words)

  
 France: Former prime minister Juppé convicted on corruption charges
There are also the approximately 60 “fictitious employees” paid for by the Paris town hall as staffers for RPR parliamentary cronies of Chirac or employed at Chirac’s office in Ussel.
Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin declared that the judgement was “provisional” and that “France’s public service” needed Juppé.
The measures proposed—while greatly enhancing the powers of the police to crack down on working class youth, and weakening habeas corpus and the rights of those arrested—make no reference to white-collar crime and financial malpractices, exactly the area in which Chirac and Juppé are involved.
www.wsws.org /articles/2004/feb2004/jupp-f03.shtml   (1263 words)

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