Non sans douleur, elle explique que les fonctions de son mari ont eu raison de leur mariage. De Villepin: You see there is one key factor of diplomacy, never tell what you will do before. De Villepin: Feeling of discrimination: very often, you have people coming from the second generation of immigration, they don't know their country of origin. We want to change this mentality. The straight line is rarely her course. Her daughter, Catherine, could not be more different; sullen and uptight, she resents her unfaithful Milanese husband.
We have made an offer. It means very intense program in order to give them equal chances. Christiane is a conversational narrator, almost casual. Amanpour: Firstly, thank you very much for joining us Mr. Many people also said that the riots in the ghettos if you like.
He studied at Sciences-Po in Paris and the Ecole Nationale d'Adminstration. De Villepin: We knew since the beginning that it was very easy to go to war, but very difficult to get out of Iraq, because of the fragility of the country, because of the sensitivity of the situation in this region. He will challenge Sarkozy for the presidency in 2012 and, although unlikely to win, could destabilise the centre-right enough to present a victory to the Left assuming that they find a credible candidate. Three months later de Villepin announced that he was running for president in the 2012 election. So, as Jacques Chirac, the President of the Republic said, there was some kind of a lack of identity. .
You had at that time 54 people that died, and you had 2,000 people wounded. We are going to triple the boarding schools in order to answer to the best students in these different neighborhoods, in order to help them going to university and to have a good career. He habitually refers to friends and enemies, in private, as connards arseholes. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent minds. De Villepin subsequently announced that immigration controls would be tightened.
So, I think you can't compare this social unrest with any kind of riots. The bereaved minister spoke of his mother's passionate belief in the greatness and the destiny of France, and, implicitly, the greatness and destiny of her son. So, it is really our goal now to answer their demands and to move and to put as a priority a lot more that needs to be done on housing, on education, on employment and this is going to be on the agenda of our government during the next weeks and months. One is the division of Iraq which is of course a nightmare for the region. He also holds degrees in civil law and French literature. The riots took place in largely immigrant neighbourhoods with high rates of unemployment and highlighted the racial tension that existed within the country.
De Villepin: Social unrest, you have to understand also, there were no guns in the streets. Amanpour: Do you believe that the new presidency sees it that was, since they have restarted and said that they won't stop? He has the over-idealised vision of the patrie of a man who was born, and spent most of his early life, in conservative, high-Catholic French business communities abroad. Villepin made the jump to chief of staff in the Elysée, when Chirac became President in 1995. And I think it is very important that we succeed in this, because whatever happened in France can happen as well in other countries, in Europe or else where. I see this promise has been kept.
So we should change, we have many decisions that have been taken during the last years. I think that the timetable should be a global timetable. And we have created tax free zones, we want to increase the numbers of these tax free zones in order to have more companies creating jobs but we also want the people of these neighborhoods being able to accept the jobs outside of these neighborhoods, because we need a social mix in order to have a real equilibrium now in our society. So I think it is very important for the international community to try to put all these forces together to solve the matter and I think we should support the initiative of the Arab League: try to support a better regroupement, coalition of the different political forces, and also make sure that all the countries of the region work together in order to go forward. It was Villepin who wheeled and dealed to keep corruption allegations against Chirac at bay. It was while writing this high-flown stuff that Villepin was — it was alleged — conspiring to smear Sarkozy as financially corrupt.
Amanpour: Is that like positive discrimination? The characters were interesting, I enjoyed the main character's narrative of her childhood, which pretty much sums up the book. You obviously did not support it and you raised many of the issues that are currently unfolding there right now. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. We want to have very fast answer, global answers. The Paris public prosecutor announced yesterday that he would appeal against Villepin's acquittal, forcing a new trial later this year. De Villepin was born into an influential family; his father represented French industry abroad before securing a seat in the French Senate.
Career: Villepin was a career diplomat, including press officer in the French embassy in Washington, before being chosen as President Jacques Chirac's chief of staff in 1995. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Minds. So I believe that it is a matter of mobilization in the country in order to make sure that discrimination is not going to be accepted. We are facing, this is the difficulty, problems of very different nature. We have not seen the bottom of it yet. This cannot be a fatality.
De Villepin: But they don't want to be recognized. No adults; mostly young people between 12 and 20. He also published a volume of politically motivated poems, Le Requin et la mouette 2004; The Shark and the Seagull , while foreign minister. He will then stoop in 2012 to something which he has always felt to be beneath his dignity before. In France during the 2 weeks period of unrest, nobody died in France. Amanpour: There were quite a lot of cuts.