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French Diplomacy

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The notions of the French diplomacy and foreign policies

The notions of the French diplomacy and foreign policies

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  • 1. France The Diplomatic Profile Maya Humbatova Olga Danyukova
  • 2. General Profile  French Diplomacy played a big role in shaping modern international diplomacy  Conservative  Tough  Purposeful  Strategic Autonomy  Diplomacy of distinctiveness and legality
  • 3. Diplomatic Past o Cardinal de Richelieu -negotiations o Charles De Gaulle -”de grandeur” o Mendes France -”politics of choice” o Jack Chirac -”movement diplomacy”
  • 4. Diplomatic Style and Methods  Multilateralism -Multilateral World Order  Bilateralism -Franco-German relations  Summits -G8  Personal Diplomacy -Nicolas Sarkozy  International Organizations -EU, UN
  • 5. France and EU  Member of the European Union in the 1950s.  It’s permanent representation in the European Union plays a key role in expressing France’s positions within the European institutions
  • 6. France and EU  Strength of the global economic and political influence of the EU  Its role in common European defense.  Development of a Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) with other EU members  Led the way in implementing the Schengen agreement (open borders for people) and EMU
  • 7. France and EU  France cooperating with Germany, and Britain persuade Iran to accept International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections of its nuclear energy sites  Want the EU to have a strong Commission and a strong President of the Commission but Council, must remain paramount in decision making
  • 8. France and EU  Supported “qualified majority voting (QMV)”  Failed in the first stages of an EU immigration and asylum policy  Did not gain much in advancing a nascent security and defense policy (ESDP)
  • 9. France and EU  Develop EU missions  under the mandate of the UN.  France failed to encourage the more European response in Lebanon  Often use of force for military operations abroad within the EU, the UN or NATO.  Opposed Turkey’s candidacy for EU membership Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri
  • 10. Religion issues  Ban “conspicuous” religious symbols in schools. Prohibiting the wear of head scarves, religious symbols, such as large crosses and the yarmulke.
  • 11. Sarkozy’s domestic “arab policy” “The burqa is not a religious sign. It is a sign of the subjugation, of the submission, of women” “We cannot accept in our country women imprisoned behind bars, cut off from social life, deprived of identity.”
  • 12. Sarkozy and EU  Conservative French interpretation of the EU law on immigration policies  Sovereignty vs. EU law
  • 13. Foreign Policy Principles  The construction of Europe  International security  Action at the UN  International cooperation  Humanitarian action  The fight against terrorism  Protect the french in the world
  • 14. Conclusion  New energetic style rhetoric and vision  Nicolas Sarkozy did not bring any significant changes to the diplomacy  Diplomacy of France is a modern type of “grandeur” and marked by continuity
  • 15. Works Cited  Barston, Ronald. "Modern Diplomacy”.1998  Barston, Ronald. "Modern Diplomacy".Pearson Education, 2006. http://books.google.com/books?id=lVKN508-r- sC&dq=modern+diplomacy+barston&hl=ru&source=gbs_navlinks_s  Balme, R.. "Revisiting French diplomacy in the age of globalization. " French Politics 8.1 (2010): 91-95. ABI/INFORM Global, ProQuest. Web. 1 Nov. 2010.  David Pryce-Jones. "Jews, Arabs, and French Diplomacy: A Special Report. " Commentary 1 May 2005: Research Library Core, ProQuest.Web. 1 Nov. 2010.  Ministry of Foreign affairs, France Diplomatie http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/  ''Religious symbol or sign of enslavement: Sarkozy attacks the burqa''.ABC news. June 2009. http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2009/s2605541.htm  RICHARD BYRNE. "The Strengths and Weaknesses of French Diplomacy. " The Chronicle of Higher Education 2 Apr. 2004: Research Library Core, ProQuest. Web. 1 Nov. 2010.  ''Sarkozy Backs Drive to Eliminate the Burqa''.The New York Times. June 2009.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/23/world/europe/23france.html?_r=1