The relationship of Jacques Chirac and Spain achieved changes in bilateral deep, opened a schism in european and transatlantic, and gave a halt to the projects of "federalism asymmetric" Rodríguez Zapatero.
In 1986, being Felipe González prime minister of Spain, jacques Chirac, the head of Government of François Mitterrand , sent one of his ministers of the Interior to Madrid with this message, made clear to José Barrionuevo: "You enterráis to the GAL and we will give you whatever you ask".
That message had an effect fulminant. Weeks later, Chirac unearthed a legislation of the years 40 of the last century to expel by means of an urgent procedure absolute to dozens of eta members, family members, and alleged eta members. It was the beginning of the end of the sanctuary.
In 2003, prime minister José María Aznar , Chirac, as president, decided to launch an offensive european against proposed military intervention of George Bush in Iraq. In Brussels, the EU was divided between supporters support Bush, Tony Blair, and Aznar, among others, variable geometry) and the supporters of opposing it, led by jacques Chirac and the chancellor of Germany, Gerhard Schröder . The schism of european and transatlantic had durable dire consequences, for Europe and for relations hispanic French.
In 2004, for the first time in the history of relations hispanic French, Rodriguez Zapatero took the personal decision to invite a bilateral summit with the presidents of the regional governments of the border regions, Catalonia, Aragon and the Basque Country. Trying to put into practice the theory of "federalism asymmetrical" of Pasqual Maragall, the Shoemaker wished to propose a kind of direct dialogue between the border regions, in the framework of the late 'Europe of the regions".
correspondents Spanish we were summoned urgently to the Elysée palace, where he gave us a doctrine simple and expeditious manner: "The Spanish delegation at the next bilateral summit you can invite anyone you want. But the French delegation will only receive and will meet with the representatives of the Spanish State".Updated Date: 27 September 2019, 09:03