The Streit Council (www.streitcouncil.org) invites you to a National Press Club "Afternoon Newsmaker" News Conference, Tuesday September 9, 2008, 3 p.m. at the National Press Club (Lisagor Room). The Former Prime Minister of France, Edouard Balladur will discuss "The Urgency of a Union of Europe with America."
Edouard Balladur, Prime Minister of France from 1993 to 1995, argues is a new book that uniting Europe organically with America is essential for the survival of Western values, in face of the rise of China, the return of Russia, and global terrorism. His book, "For a Union of the West," represents, in the International Herald Tribune's words, "the underlying premise" of France's new pro-U.S. policies under Sarkozy. (The U.S. edition is about to be released; advance copies will be available at the press conference. Current French President Nicolas Sarkozy had been Prime Minister Balladur's budget minister and spokesman, and they are still close.
Mr. Balladur will discuss what can be done to get stronger Western unity underway while Sarkozy is President of France, and what needs to be done by the current and next U.S. President.
For National Press Club: Peter Hickman 301-530-1210; 202-662-7540; firstname.lastname@example.org
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