Tag Archives: France

France: Au Revoir, Monsieur Philippe

One has to doubt that France’s new prime minister, Jean Castex, will pursue many reforms ahead of 2022.

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France and the Art of Getting Back to Work

After the Corona pandemic, French firms’ management teams have great difficulty convincing their employees … to return to the office.

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Infographic: The World — 10 Stunning Facts

10 stunning facts about the amazing world we live in.

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Coronavirus: What Does Merkel Know That Macron Doesn’t?

Angela Merkel is acting – though definitely not looking – like a flower power girl from California. Focused on consensus, not leadership, she believes in human goodness.

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Thank God for France’s Sense of European Realism

French President Emmanuel Macron’s restrictive stance on EU membership for the Western Balkans injects a much-needed dose of realism into EU affairs.

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“Westlessness” — Seriously?

Europe keeps dithering on the global stage. Even the French and the Germans can’t fake consensus anymore.

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Let’s Be Practical About Building a Better World

What will it take to get the world community to effectively deal with the proliferation of global problems?

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A Contrarian Call on France

Macron suffered the fate of his predecessors — shortly after taking office, popularity slumps. But the worst may be over now.

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Macron at the Barricades

Is it all downhill for President Macron from here on out? The early political fortunes of two other major Western reform politicians – Margaret Thatcher and Bill Clinton – should provide comfort.

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Macron = Renzi? Probably Not

Macron has two advantages over Matteo Renzi: A solid majority in parliament and the ability to give protesters some fiscal concessions.

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