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)