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Tag Archives: France
May 20 2013
One year on from his election to the French Presidency, François Hollande now faces criticism from all corners over his handling of the economy and apparent failures to address France’s structural weaknesses. Renaud Thillaye writes that while some of these … Continue reading
Posted by: May 20, 2013
May 17 2013
Brussels blog round-up for 11 – 17 May: France in recession again, ‘Schwabylon’, and how to become a British Eurosceptic.
Chris Gilson takes a look at the week in Brussels blogging. The EU centre and the crisisa Jon Worth looks at six potential candidates from the European People’s Party for the President of the European Commission, including the Polish Prime Minister … Continue reading
Posted by: May 17, 2013
Apr 18 2013
France is pursuing a new ‘abolitionism’ focused on removing prostitution from society without criminalising victims of the sex trade.
European prostitution policies have traditionally ranged from acceptance and regulation, to outright abolition. Emily St.Denny writes on the evolution of French prostitution policy, noting that while France has articulated an abolitionist stance since the end of the Second World War, … Continue reading
Posted by: April 18, 2013
Apr 5 2013
Brussels blog round-up for 30 March – 5 April: A turbulent Easter for Cyprus, Iceland’s crowd-sourced constitution canned, and is the Eurogroup opaque?
Chris Gilson takes a look at the week in Brussels blogging. The EU centre and the crisis In the aftermath of the Cyprus bailout crisis, The New Federalist wonders if the Cyprus bail-in is now a model for rescuing EU member … Continue reading
Posted by: April 5, 2013
Apr 3 2013
The blurring of the border between the mainstream right and far-right in France has helped to normalize the Front National.
A recent poll suggests that one-third of French people agree with the ideas of the Front National. Nonna Mayer looks at what lies behind this apparent normalization of France’s once outcast far-right. The most recent poll on the popularity of France’s … Continue reading
Posted by: April 3, 2013