August 25, 2014

France's Fake Crisis Boosts the Far Right

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

France is reshuffling its government for the second time in 147 days because at least two leftist ministers rebelled against Prime Minister Manuel Valls's pro-business, anti-spending inclinations, such as they are. As traditional center-left and center-right politicians bicker about inefficient, half-baked fixes for real economic problems, public trust for them is at rock bottom, and the extreme right stands to gain the most.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: France, Francois Hollande, Manuel Valls, National Front

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

August 15, 2014
France Is Now the Eurozone's Weakest Link
Alister Heath, Telegraph
It is hard to exaggerate the trouble that Francois Hollande, France’s president, now finds himself in. It is not just that his popularity has collapsed and that his misguided stewardship of the French economy has ... more ››
August 19, 2014
Why France Doesn't Want Scottish Independence
Hugh Schofield, BBC
Nothing unites different nations quite like mutual enemies. But the "Auld Alliance" between Scotland and France - both historic rivals of England - doesn't mean that the French government favours Scottish independence. Far from... more ››
August 19, 2014
Europe's Malaise: The New Normal?
George Friedman, Stratfor
Russia and Ukraine continue to confront each other along their border. Iraq has splintered, leading to unabated internal warfare. And the situation in Gaza remains dire. These events should be enough to constitute the sum total... more ››
August 17, 2014
Continental Drift Could Scupper Euro Recovery
Daily Telegraph
All of a sudden, the euro crisis is back, though in truth it never really went away. The latest economic figures from the eurozone make bleak reading. Germany, the continent’s biggest economy which appeared to be on the mend,... more ››
August 14, 2014
Meet Europe's Gay Imam
Takis Wurger, Der Spiegel
A homosexual French Muslim imam is spreading a message of religion and tolerance in Europe. In addition to opening a gay-friendly mosque in Paris, he also recently married a lesbian couple in Sweden. more ››