Nicolas Sarkozy Is in a Hurry

The French President is moving fast, but can he act quickly enough to prevent France's ailing economy from getting any worse?

Nicolas Sarkozy hit the ground running, and he hasn't stopped. In the past week alone, France's new President has met with the Pope at the Vatican, launched negotiations to overhaul labor laws, led an environmental-protection delegation to the endangered Camargue region—and still found time for a stroll through Disneyland Paris with his new girlfriend, ex-supermodel and singer Carla Bruni.

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