For my LJ friends outside European Union, the 27 countries are presided by executive authority of each country, each one in his/her turn, changing every 6 months. Since yesterday it's our French President, Sarkozy (aka the Angry Smurf) who's in charge. And for half a year, our co-citizens are going to enjoy his very egotistical way of ruling. Here he's called "Président Bling-Bling".
PS, ranting - The delivery boy from the supermarket just came. He excuses himself a lot for leaving a few step marks in my corridor. "Don't mention", I say, "we're in country". And he put everything heavy in a single paper bag. Whose bottom torn away when I tried to lift it up. So, two glass bottles of fruit juice exploded (cranberry and prune, for those interested). And my corridor, and part of the kitchen where drowned in sticky fruit juice and glass shards. I just had to wash down all the floor, after wiping off every other items. What a wonderful way to end the day. Yeepee. I called and they're refunding me, of course, but I hope they take it from his paycheck!