Saturday, April 19, 2014

Michel Rocard

Michel Rocard, former First Secretary of the French Socialist Party and a member of the European Parliament for 15 years, was Prime Minister of France from 1988 to 1991.

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World Affairs 2

Taming Europe’s Banks

In the month since the European Commission unveiled its blueprint for banking reform, significant resistance has emerged, with some warning that European banks’ competitiveness would suffer, and… read more

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Business & Finance 7

What's Ailing France?

France is seriously ill, with Standard & Poor’s recently cutting its sovereign-credit rating for the second time in less than two years. But France’s problems are largely symptoms of a disease that… read more

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World Affairs 9

Mosque or Modernity?

The West's modern civilization grew out of religious dissent that was initially met by the violence of the Inquisition and the Counter-Reformation. If Islam, particularly in the Middle East, is on a… read more

Newsart for Saving France, Saving Europe
World Affairs 5

Saving France, Saving Europe

With the Socialists now in control of the presidency, the National Assembly, and almost all subnational governments, France is now witnessing a concentration of power that is unprecedented in its… read more

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World Affairs 2

France Goes to Hollande

Francois Hollande’s defeat of Nicolas Sarkozy is a challenge to France, to Europe, but most of all to Hollande. With a growth agenda needed to revive the EU economy, Hollande must convince Germany… read more

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World Affairs 0

Don’t Blame it on Rio

Little more than a decade into the twenty-first century, all major international negotiations and cooperative efforts thus far have ended in failure. The upcoming Rio+20 summit will end the same way… read more

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