Jim Hoagland has a pretty good summary of the political problems in France (especially the coming corruption trials of the central nervous system of the country) and the upcoming May vote on the EU constitution (polls show the majority will vote non). All this will lead to an existential (tempted to try it in French) crisis for Europe. Look for France to do some innovative things on the foreign policy front, there is no other gambit left for Chirac. In the meantime, Wolfowitz
has seduced the Europeans, says Le Figaro.