Article of the Day: The French should be watching the antics of the UK’s Labour party

The French should be watching the antics of the UK’s Labour party Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn is quite an enigma. If he, as many anticipate, wins the internal election to become Labour leader, the perplexing MP from Islington North will be the newest in a series of far-left leaders rising to the top of his party […]

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The Crisis that Never Was

The first government of Prime Minister Manuel Valls lasted a total of 147 days, making it the shortest government not interrupted by a parliamentary election in the history of the Fifth Republic. Political crises in France are a dime a dozen these days.  Just yesterday, former Economy Minister and current IMF Director Christine Lagarde was […]

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La Folie du Dirigisme – GE and Alstom

France’s Socialist government has sealed a deal with American giant General Electric (GE) over the purchase of French company Alstom’s energy division. Part of the agreement hinges on France taking a 20% stake in the company valued currently at 1.7 billion euros. The fate of the two-month drama involving GE’s acquisition of Alstom’s energy division is now […]

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