Tag Archive for: "France"
Parsing Macron’s ‘Dear Europe’ letter

President Emmanuel Macron’s address to the ‘citizens of Europe’ is directed at the upcoming European Parliament elections. The European Parliament is a directly elected EU body with legislative, supervisory and budgetary responsibilities, and in the …

France’s burning hate

Emmanuel Macron’s unexpected victory in the 2017 French presidential election, with 66% of the vote, made France seem, at least to some, a safe haven from the populism roiling European politics. His triumph came as …

An Italian warning for France

The support from Italy’s populist leaders for the ‘Yellow Vest’ protests in France is a sad first in the history of the European Union. Never before has one of the six founding countries of the …

Why the World Cup mattered

The 17th-century philosopher and satirist Jean de La Bruyère once quipped that, ‘Corneille portrays men as they should be, Racine depicts them as they are.’ For Europeans, and even more so for the French, the …