European elections 2009 - 'The feeling is that Europe has saved France from crisis' - by Marc Leijendekker
There is a widespread feeling that Europe and the euro have protected France from the financial crisis. Of course we have some technical issues, over fishery for example. And some people continue to make fun of bureaucrats in Brussels who want to decide the size of goat cheese. But that has not increased. There is no feeling of malaise." In matters of diplomacy and defense, the French support a more European approach.