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Time for Hollande to Step Up NEW
French Politics: Europe 1 Day, 14 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
It has been announced that President Hollande and Chancellor Merkel will meet in Paris tomorrow night. It is now time for Hollande to show what he's made of. There are already signs of a gap opening up between France and Germany. Although Wolfgang Sc...
Greece Again NEW
French Politics: Europe 4 Days, 17 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
I take another crack at the Greek crisis, which grows more worrisome by the hour.
Greece and the Eurozone NEW
French Politics: Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
My opinion of the Greek turmoil was sought, and, rashly, I gave it to The Washington Post.Greek banks will not open tomorrow. France's exposure to Greek debt amounts to about 3% of French GDP. Greek default and eventual Eurozone exit would be mo...
France's Role in Europe's Problems NEW
French Politics: Europe 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 1 Minute ago
I have a longish essay out today in Democracy Journal.
France's Loss of Influence in the EU NEW
French Politics: Europe 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Jean Quatremer, a sharp observer of the EU scene, has a lot to say about France's loss of influence at the European level.Aujourd’hui, l’indifférence de l’opinion publique se mue en hostilité de plus en plus violente,...
Will Terror End Austerity? NEW
French Politics: Europe 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Since the terror attacks last week, the French government has 1) discovered that its budget deficit for last year was smaller than it thought; 2) dispatched an aircraft carrier to the Middle East (President Hollande flew out to sea in order to see th...
The Miracle of Loaves and Fishes NEW
French Politics: Europe 8 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
The institutions of the European Union work in wondrous ways. Last week the voice of doom thundered out of Brussels: "France, thou shalt explain why thou hast sinned against the Stability and Growth Pact." At first Michel Sapin denied that God had sp...
Europe Has No Foreign Policy, but Total Does NEW
French Politics: Europe 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Christophe de Margerie, the CEO of the oil company Total, was killed yesterday when his airplane struck a snowplow on a Moscow runway, The accident throws an interesting light on Western threats to impose sanctions on Russia. Le Monde reveals that Ma...
Renzi Dares to Say What Hollande Won't NEW
French Politics: Europe 9 Months, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
From the FT:“I prefer to have a France with 4.4 per cent [debt-to-GDP ratio] today than a France with Marine Le Pen tomorrow. This is very important for Europe,” he added, referring to the leader of the far-right National Front.“We...
Krugman and Wren-Lewis on Draghi at Jackson Hole NEW
French Politics: Europe 10 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
The bottom line:The point is that even if Draghi is, as I believe he is, a good man and a good economist who gets the situation, the combination of the euro’s structure and the intransigence of the austerians means that the situation remains ve...
Renzi Steals Hollande's Thunder NEW
French Politics: Europe 1 Year, 1 Week, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Look, folks, I'm no dupe. Not much happened at the EU summit, and austerity has not been abandoned, as some feverish headline-writers are suggesting. But you have to hand it to Matteo Renzi: he has played the moment superbly and reaped the credit for...
Sarkozy's Return NEW
French Politics: Europe 1 Year, 1 Week, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
The Danes, like everyone else, seem to have forgotten that François Hollande exists. To judge by this cartoon, they think Sarkozy has already completed his comeback. Or else Denmark is caught in a time warp. (h/t TexExile)...
What Causes Europhobia? NEW
French Politics: Europe 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Alain Frachon sees a parallel between Europhobic parties in Europe and the Tea Party in the US:Chez tous ceux que la globalisation malmène, on retrouve le même cocktail de colère et de peurs : sentiment de déclin, de d&eacu...
Kevin O'Rourke on the Euro NEW
French Politics: Europe 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Sobering thoughts from O'Rourke:Europe is now defined by the constraints it imposes on governments, not by the possibilities it affords them to improve the lives of their people. This is politically unsustainable. There are two solutions: jump forwar...
Italy Shows the Way NEW
French Politics: Europe 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Days, 27 Minutes ago
From Bruegel:Second, in Europe Italy has clearly chosen a pro-European side. This should not be underestimated, as it was not at all obvious before the elections. The electoral campaign has been fought by many on an anti-EU basis and the risk of a Eu...
The European Tragedy NEW
French Politics: Europe 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
As I survey the wreckage across Europe, I keep thinking back to May 2012, when there was still hope of renewal. I trace yesterday's dismal outcome back to the original sin of the Hollande presidency: Hollande's reneging on his promise to renegotiate...
My Succinct Summary of the EU Elections NEW
French Politics: Europe 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
No one in Europe is satisfied with the status quo, except the Germans, who are the only people capable of changing it.
As I predicted ... NEW
French Politics: Europe 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
... Copé's rivals have wasted no time in bringing out the long knives.
Official results by département NEW
French Politics: Europe 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
European Elections NEW
French Politics: Europe 1 Year, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 11 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
The polls continue to show the Front National in the lead:Il en est de même pour les intentions de vote : la hiérarchie entre les six listes principales est restée à peu près stable. Depuis dix jours, le Front nation...