Category Archives: France

Nov 19 2015

Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, and Paris

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By Richard English FBA  The appalling events in Paris on 13 November force us, once again, to think carefully about the paradoxically intimate relationship between terrorism and counter-terrorism. The immediate response we should all feel is one of horror at … Continue reading

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Nov 17 2015

The Paris Attacks

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By Patrice De Beer The morning after was horrible, like a moral, emotional hangover. Even for a former war correspondent who has covered too many wars and massacres, but who has, for the first time, witnessed shooting at a stone’s … Continue reading

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Sep 21 2015

Can the EU be hospitable?

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By Jasmine Gani The recent refugee crisis in Europe has been an embarrassing and damaging episode for the EU, which prides itself on its humanitarian credentials.  The awful and tragic image of the little boy Alan Kurdi that went viral … Continue reading

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Aug 28 2015

Fortress Europe: Cause or Consequence of Europe’s ‘Migrant Crisis’?

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By Catherine Briddick Europe, it seems, is facing a ‘migration crisis’. This crisis is ‘testing’ for, amongst others, the British public, because, as our Prime Minister David Cameron explained in an interview with ITV News: you have got a swarm … Continue reading

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Aug 20 2015

Syria’s Refugees: When did the West Become so Heartless?

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By Christopher Phillips Recently I went to see Miss Saigon at the West End, a tragic musical set in the years after the Vietnam War. In one scene, the lead characters flee on a crowded boat full of migrants from … Continue reading

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Dec 17 2014

European Social Immobility and Inequality are Intimately Related

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By Terence Tse and Mark Esposito One of the most staggering collaterals of the financial crisis, globally but particularly so in Europe, has been the increase of inequality across social fabrics, as we previously outlined in relation to the US. … Continue reading

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May 28 2014

Disengagement, Division and the ‘Peasants’ Revolt’

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By Marley Morris “A kind of peasants’ revolt”. So said Boris Johnson of the European election results on Monday in a  – typically English – evaluation of the events. Yet the picture is much more nuanced – and varied – than he makes out. … Continue reading

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May 21 2014

The Crises in the Eurozone and Ukraine Have Heralded the ‘Return of Politics’ to European Integration

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By Luuk van Middelaar On New Year’s Eve 2011, a sober but moving ceremony took place in the Estonia theatre in Tallinn. Prime-minister Ansip withdrew his country’s first euros from an ATM outside the building, walked back inside and delivered … Continue reading

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Oct 5 2013

The Missing Crisis – European citizens, the media and communication about the crisis

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By Johanna Möller If one takes into account media coverage on the various European crises, one could easily assume that citizens’ trust in the European project is being severely eroded. The news media do not only routinely present a scene of … Continue reading

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Jul 17 2013

More than a year after the presidential elections, France is still in search of a leader

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By Rainbow Murray   A little over a year since being elected, French President François Hollande’s popularity in the polls has plummeted as the French economy continues to struggle. Rainbow Murray writes that while Hollande’s first year has been beset … Continue reading

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