Chirac...certainly not our ally
BRUSSELS" President Jacques Chirac of France called Friday for a strong Europe to balance U.S. might even as he and other leaders appeared to back away, at a European Union summit meeting here, from proposed reforms to resuscitate Europe's economy.
"It is evident that Europe, now more than ever, must strengthen its unity and dynamism when faced with this great world power," Chirac said. "More than ever, we must reinforce Europe politically and economically."
Chirac issues call for strong Europe...International Herald Tribune