Monday, June 30, 2008
PARIS (AFP) – President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday called for a profound change to the way Europe is being built as France prepared to take the helm of the European Union.
"There have been errors in the way that Europe has been built," Sarkozy said in a television interview as France was to take over the presidency of the 27-nation bloc starting on Tuesday.
"We must therefore profoundly change our way of building Europe," he said.
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Sarkozy was hoping to lead the European Union into a new era of unity, but Ireland’s rejection of a key treaty meant to streamline EU institutions has all but derailed his ambitious agenda.
"Something isn’t right. Something isn’t right at all," Sarkozy commented.
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