Bernard Cazeneuve - Minister delegate for European Affairs, France

The grandeur of the French foreign ministry in Paris gives a sense of how France sees its role in Europe - it's assumed here, Paris will have a dominant role in shaping the continent's future.

But how does that square with current reality? The French economy is in a mess, the public is apparently disillusioned with the EU and the new Socialist government has yet to define a clear vision for Europe's future.

Stephen Sackur speaks to France's Europe minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

Is France capable of leading Europe out of its current crisis?

(Image: Bernard Cazeneuve, Minister delegate for European Affairs, France. Credit: JOHN THYS/AFP/GettyImages)

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Thu 18 Oct 2012 01:05 GMT