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Tag Archives: François Hollande
Jun 14 2013
Brussels blog round-up for 8 – 14 June: Turkey’s protests continue, Hollande declares crisis over, and Iceland suspends EU negotiations.
Chris Gilson takes a look at the week in Brussels blogging. The EU centre and the crisis The weekend sees French President Francois Hollande declare the eurozone crisis to now be over. Lost in EUrope is worried about the statement, saying … Continue reading
Posted by: June 14, 2013
Jun 5 2013
France’s Front National and Front de Gauche are both labelled as populist. But they are far from two sides of the same coin.
In recent years, France has seen a rise of parties that have been branded as ‘populist’ by media and academics. But what is populism, and is it necessarily a bad thing? Philippe Marlière argues that, in France, the concept of … Continue reading
Posted by: June 5, 2013
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
Dec 31 2012
In 2012 France has seen gains for the Front National, success for François Hollande and electoral defeat and infighting for the UMP.
Rainbow Murray reviews an important year in French politics, one which has seen the left return to power for the first time in a decade, as well as gains for the far-right. 2012 has also been a difficult year for … Continue reading
Posted by: December 31, 2012
Oct 1 2012
In the face of on-going recession and deepening unemployment in France, François Hollande’s commitment to deficit reduction may soon put him at odds with voters.
In the few short months since his inauguration, French President François Hollande has seen his popularity plummet in the face of poor government cohesion and continuing economic crisis. Jocelyn Evans and Gilles Ivaldi argue that the French electorate now demands more than ‘A … Continue reading
Posted by: October 1, 2012
Jun 19 2012
Diplomacy is the only real way forward in the Syrian conflict. Military intervention could make the situation even worse.
With the failure of the Annan Plan in Syria, the situation looks increasingly bleak. But Syria in 2012 is very different from Libya in 2011, and Western leaders should resist the temptation for military intervention writes Chris Brown. Instead of … Continue reading
Posted by: June 19, 2012