The UMP and “Friends of Nicolas Sarkozy” hazardous nostalgia
French politics

The UMP and “Friends of Nicolas Sarkozy” hazardous nostalgia

On the last Wednesday, the “Association des Amis de Nicolas Sarkozy” (Friends of Nicolas Sarkozy Association, movement promoting and defending the Nicolas Sarkozy term’s political legacy) held its first conference at Paris about the former French president’s foreign policy. Most former ministers of Nicolas Sarkozy were present which Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Laurent Wauquiez… Jean-François Copé, current … Continue reading

Italy in uncertainty
International

Italy in uncertainty

On this Sunday and this Monday, Italians are going to polling stations to elect the Chamber of representatives and the Senate in the context of the economic, financial and even political crisis. After a wimp and dull campaign, there is still an uncertainty regarding the final result insomuch the hypothesis of an ungovernable Italy without … Continue reading

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, the woman who dreams of being the next mayor of Paris
French politics

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, the woman who dreams of being the next mayor of Paris

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet recently officialised her candidacy to be mayor of Paris. The former minister of Ecology, 39, is running and challenges Anne Hidalgo, current first deputy of Bertrand Delanoë – the current mayor of the French capital city – and official socialist candidate. The “NKM”’s candidacy was hugely commented on the Left and on the … Continue reading

An unexpected resignation (and an opportunity for the Catholic Church)
International

An unexpected resignation (and an opportunity for the Catholic Church)

The news surprised everyone because it was unexpected: Benedict XVI officially announced his resignation as pope, on the last Monday, which will come into force the next 28th of February, 8 p.m. The pope, bishop of Rome renounces to his position, eight years after succeeding John-Paul II. His eight-year-pontificate was symbolized by his traditional vision … Continue reading

The EP’s rebellion
Let's talk about Europe

The EP’s rebellion

The European Parliament, by its main parliamentary leaders, announced its intention to reject the budget deal done by the European Council, after several hours of harsh and difficult negotiations between the EU Member-States. According to them, the multiannual financial framework is not going to enhance the EU competitiveness and in the interest of the European … Continue reading

A plethoric board
French politics

A plethoric board

After weeks of fratricide fight between Copé’s supporters and Fillon’s one who badly damaged its image, the UMP party published his governing board, a plethoric board which was largely commented by political observers. Twenty vice-presidents and fourteen secretaries and deputy secretaries are part of the new board led by Jean-François Copé, the UMP contested leader. … Continue reading