July 22, 2012

Hollande Erases Sarkozy's Legacy

Bruce Crumley, Time

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A revised deficit-cutting budget bill passed by France's ruling leftists Thursday effectively repeals all major reforms undertaken by former President Nicolas Sarkozy, virtually erasing virtually all his economic policies.

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July 13, 2012
Hollande's 'Justice' Is Risky for France
Neil Rogachevsky, National Interest
“Only justice will guide our actions.” So went a favored slogan of French president François Hollande during his successful election campaign this past spring. Ever since, Hollande and his most equitable team of seventeen... more ››
July 9, 2012
Europe's Banks Leave Europeans with the Bill
Valentina Pop, EUobserver
Banks in continental Europe, including Deutsche Bank, continue to hold very few real assets - cash, buildings - and take on risky bets. In their balance sheets, these appear as solid because they are secured via so-called... more ››
July 18, 2012
France May Have to Ban Dresses, Too
Sophie Pilgrim, French Observatory
An embarassing spectacle took hold of the French parliament on Tuesday when a Socialist minister turned up to work in a floral dress. Rightwing lawmakers raised their eyebrows and hooted as minister of territories and housing,... more ››
July 19, 2012
France Suffocates Its Own Industrial Power
Fabio Fiallo, RealClearWorld
In his best-selling novel "The Map and the Territory" (Goncourt Award 2010), French writer Michel Houellebecq depicts a country deprived of its industrial sector. The landscape and the old buildings and monuments remain... more ››
July 15, 2012
Why France & America Don't Often Translate
Robert Zaretsky, LA Times
For many Americans, the liberty tree would shrivel and die in France's tax-soaked, socialist soil, tended by a powerful state. Why is it, we wonder, that the bumpers of Peugeots and Renaults are not festooned with "Take France... more ››