Der Spiegel reports that Le P'tit Nicolas' latest idea is "push for the creation of a European security council at his summit meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in France on Monday and Tuesday".
Other European countries and the United States are wary of this hyperactivity as well they might be. It will undermine NATO, which is what it is meant to do, worry the Americans (also meant to do), scare the East Europeans and do nothing at all for any real understanding between Russia and Western countries.
Sarkozy appears to want to seize on the outcome of a meeting between Merkel and Medvedev in Germany in July which called for the creation of a new foreign minister-level security forum between the EU and Russia. The French president is envisaging a "technical, human and security partnership" with Russia -- led by the French, of course, not by the Germans.Chancellor Merkel may have something to say on the matter and Le P'tit Nicolas may not get what he really wants: higher popularity ratings in France.