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Europe Has No Foreign Policy, but Total Does NEW
French Politics: Europe 16 Hours, 52 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 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 55 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 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 9 Hours, 45 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 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 58 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 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 38 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 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 58 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 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 17 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 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 49 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 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 52 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 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 48 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 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
... Copé's rivals have wasted no time in bringing out the long knives.
Official results by département NEW
French Politics: Europe 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Here.
European Elections NEW
French Politics: Europe 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 56 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...
Unhelpful Polling NEW
French Politics: Europe 5 Months, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Le Monde tries to divine Euroskeptical sentimen in France, but the poll seems to me poorly devised. What is one to make of a population of which 73% wish to remain in the euro but only 39% respond that the EU is a good thing? The answer is clearly th...
Arun Kapil on the History of the Euro NEW
French Politics: Europe 5 Months, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Arun directs attention to a TV show and FT series devoted to the history of the euro and the euro crisis, respectively. Both are fascinating subjects about which much has been written, and the sources Arun notes are good introductions to a vast liter...
Krugman: ECB Should Set Higher Inflation Target NEW
French Politics: Europe 5 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 16 Hours ago
Two percent is not enough.
ECB May Swing in France's Direction NEW
French Politics: Europe 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 12 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Mario Draghi hinted that the ECB will lower its main rate in June, acceding to increasingly insistent demands from France that the bank do something to decrease the value of the euro and raise the inflation rate. It's about time.
European Elections NEW
French Politics: Europe 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
I don't often link to the Wall Street Journal, but this is actually a useful graphic.
An Airbus of Energy? NEW
French Politics: Europe 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 14 Hours ago
Just as Alstom was about to sell its energy-related operations to the American conglomerate GE, a counteroffer has come from the German conglomerate Siemens. The news is a great relief to economy minister Arnaud Montebourg because ... well, you know,...
French TV Refuses to Broadcast EU Election Debates NEW
French Politics: Europe 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
This is scandalous, I think:« C'est un enjeu qui dépasse les frontières françaises et Internet est le meilleur média pour diffuser ce débat » justifie de son côté France Télévi...