A congress for what?
French politics

A congress for what?

This week-end, the French socialists are gathered for their traditional ordinary congress at Toulouse (south-west of France) This congress is taking place six months after the victory of PS at the presidential and legislative elections and in which, there are very few skates. Indeed, activists already voted for motions (texts who determine and defend the … Continue reading

The kiss
French politics

The kiss

Christiane Taubira, French minister of Justice, recently introduced a law allowing marriage and children adoption for same-sex couples. This measure, promised by François Hollande, during the last presidential campaign, should be voted by the Parliament, sometime in the first semester of 2013. The draft law is still under discussion but deeply dividing the French society … Continue reading

UDI, the UDF 2.0?
French politics

UDI, the UDF 2.0?

On the last Sunday, Jean-Louis Borloo, former Nicolas Sarkozy’s minister, officially introduced his new political party, the UDI (Union des démocrates indépendants, Union for Independent Democrats) with some personalities and former other ministers as Jean-Marie Bockel, Hervé Morin, Rama Yade and Chantal Jouanno, current senator of Paris. The UDI is a new party gathering most … Continue reading

EU – Belgium: same destiny, same fight?
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EU – Belgium: same destiny, same fight?

In April 2010, Eric Zemmour, French journalist, summed up the Belgium’s political situation – dominated by the Centre-right Yves Leterme government’s resignation – by this statement: “if Belgium collapses, Europe might collapse too”. Two years after, this statement still seems to echo, just after the local elections and the Separatists’ breakthrough in Flanders and their … Continue reading

The lead weight
French politics

The lead weight

Nicolas Sarkozy would like to come back in politics. That affirms, on the last Wednesday, “Le Canard Enchaîné” – a famous satiric newspaper – according to the Bruno Le Maire’s statements, former minister for Agriculture. The former French president would have declared faced to the current France’s situation, it was a moral duty to come … Continue reading