Valéry Giscard d'Estaing

French official and statesman (1926–2020)

Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (born 2 February 1926 - 2 December 2020) was a French centre-right politician who was President of the French Republic from 1974 until 1981. He is a member of the Constitutional Council of France.

Europe without Greece is like a child without a birth certificate


  • Public opinion will be led to adopt, without knowing it, the proposals we dare not present to them directly. (...) This approach of 'divide and ratify' is clearly unacceptable. Perhaps it is a good exercise in presentation. But it would confirm to European citizens the notion that European construction is a procedure organised behind their backs by lawyers and diplomats.

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