My European Dream
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My European Dream

From dream to reality. After about one year of work and editing, Valentin Chaput introduces us his vision of the European Union from the point of view of a hundred of young people he met within the EU-27, in Croatia and in Turkey during his grand trip in spring 2011. An enthusiastic, very instructive trip … Continue reading

War is declared
French politics

War is declared

He didn’t wait for the final outcome of the next legislatives to attack. François Fillon, former Nicolas Sarkozy PM and candidate to the National Assembly, recently declared there was no natural leader in the UMP since the leave of Nicolas Sarkozy anymore. François Fillon explicitly targeted Jean-François Copé, the current UMP Secretary General who wants … Continue reading

An equilibrium government
French politics

An equilibrium government

Jean-Marc Ayrault, the new French PM, unveiled his so expected government list, the last Wednesday evening. The government gathers experienced and novice people, left and right wing of the French Socialist Party, men and women, old and new generation, leaving some more or less good surprises. Thus, there are no “Elephants”[1] present in the government … Continue reading

The transfer of powers
French politics

The transfer of powers

François Hollande was officially invested as the 7th president of the 5th French Republic the last Tuesday, just after the transfer of powers with Nicolas Sarkozy. François Hollande wanted a sober and simple transfer to make a break-up with his predecessor. For instance, if Nicolas Sarkozy invited his wife and his children to the inauguration … Continue reading

Which Prime for Hollande?
French politics

Which Prime for Hollande?

Tomorrow, François Hollande will appoint his first Prime minister just after the transfer of powers between him and his predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy. Some people are regularly put forward with insistence: Jean-Marc Ayrault, current MP-mayor of Nantes, Martine Aubry, current PS First Secretary and Manuel Valls, current MP-mayor of Evry (suburb of Paris) and indispensable François … Continue reading

Austerity or chaos
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Austerity or chaos

Last Sunday, Greeks came to poll stations to renew the Vouli (the Parliament) in the framework of legislative elections, direct consequence of the Andreas Papandreou socialist government fall, on last October. The election was held in the context of the crisis in which New Democracy (ND) and PASOK (the Greek socialist party) were severely sanctioned, … Continue reading

Sarkozy quits politics. Really?
French politics

Sarkozy quits politics. Really?

Which future for Nicolas Sarkozy? The question can be asked with legitimacy since the defeat of the outgoing head of State, last Sunday. The UMP (Union pour un mouvement populaire – Union for a popular movement) candidate announced and repeated it: he’ll quit politics if he was disowned by Frenchs. Nicolas Sarkozy confirmed his decision … Continue reading