Europe
26 May 2011
The week had started so well for French socialists. Parisians and le peuple de gauche were treated with a concert at...
Books
02 July 2009
Every season brings its load of new books about France and the French, freshly baked by British or American expatriates...
Politics
05 February 2009
There have been many strikes and demonstrations in France since Nicolas Sarkozy came to power in May 2007, but none...
International Politics
11 December 2008
The high drama during the French Socialist Party's recent leadership election goes far beyond the quaintness of French...
Europe
18 September 2008
The Pope has been in France, being given the red-carpet treatment during a three-day state visit that took him from...
Politics
21 August 2008
Wherever the action is, you can count on Nicolas Sarkozy getting there first: swiftness is his political raison d'être...
Human Rights
10 July 2008
It's called la nuit des écoles (schools' night) and it is the latest attraction in France. Nothing to do with museums...
International Politics
03 April 2008
I could feel excitement in the air but I wasn't prepared for such frenzy. It was as if a hurricane had hit Britain. We...
Business
31 January 2008
After Zinédine Zidane, the banlieue kid with the golden feet, France has a new hero, the Breton lad with a golden...
Politics
24 January 2008
When fans of politics want to know what countries Nicolas Sarkozy has visited since his election last May, they can...
World Affairs
16 August 2007
France no longer has a president, it has a CEO. And a large majority of the French, who have become shareholders in a...
International Politics
09 April 2007
Let's agree with Jacques Attali for a minute: yes, France is exceptional and the French are different from any other...
World Affairs
19 February 2007
This month, the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo was put on trial after publishing, in its special issue of...