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Tag Archives: Nicolas Sarkozy
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
Aug 5 2012
Since 9/11, the Muslim presence in Europe has been increasingly perceived as ‘problematic’. Events such as the French ban on headscarves in public schools, the publication of the cartoons in Denmark, and speeches by political leaders have hit the front pages … Continue reading
Posted by: August 5, 2012
May 4 2012
After an inconclusive debate, on the final day of the French presidential election campaign, Hollande is still ahead
This Sunday sees incumbent French president Nicolas Sarkozy face off against his Socialist challenger François Hollande in the final round of the French election. After a debate this week where neither candidate was able to land a knockout blow, Françoise Boucek … Continue reading
Posted by: May 4, 2012
May 4 2012
The worrying rise of EU intergovernmentalism is the only viable response to the opposing desires in Europe for greater democracy and the reassertion of national sovereignty.
Hostility towards the EU has moved from the fringes to the centre. Olaf Cramme argues that even Francois Hollande’s most ambitious growth pact will not change this - radical institutional reform is the only answer. The verdict on Merkozy has already … Continue reading
Posted by: May 4, 2012
Apr 30 2012
François Hollande’s strong support among the young and middle-aged as well as the working class indicates that he will be the next President of the French Republic.
Which voting blocs supported François Hollande, and which supported Nicolas Sarkozy in the first round of the French presidential elections? As part of our continuing series on the French elections, Anne Corbett examines the data arguing that Hollande’s strong support among the … Continue reading
Posted by: April 30, 2012
Apr 27 2012
Brussels blog round up for 21-27 April 2012: Hollande comes out in front in France, ‘ludicrous’ spending on the EEAS, and should some of the EU’s quangos get the chop?
Chris Gilson takes a look at the week in Brussels blogging. The EU Centre After Argentina’s recent expropriation of the Spanish energy firm, YPF, NpThinking, looks at the policy issues and the European Parliament’s response, while the Fride Blog maintains that … Continue reading
Posted by: April 27, 2012