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An interesting mess

Lengthy discussions around EU top jobs enhance their significance. Finding a president for the European Commission has given headaches to a lot of people. On the first day, the 28 heads of states had to…


Paris is well worth forgetting about liberalism

ALDE party has agreed to renounce the “L” of liberalism in its name to welcome the French of Renaissance. Its new name, “Renew Europe”, also marks the citizens’ frustration with Europe as it is. Back…



Has Macron lost the EU elections ?

He wanted to win. He lost, his team getting 22,4 % of the votes, against 23,3 % for National Rally. But has he lost, really ?   1. Not that bad “After 6 months of…




Paris warms up to Vestager

Paris is warming up to the ALDE candidate after Barnier announced he would vote for Les Républicains. The competition commissioner is Brussels’s sweetheart. She is strong and resolute, she has contributed to revive the EU’s…


So long, ‘Spitzenkandidaten’!

Macron has been willing to destroy the Spitzenkandidaten system to push his own people. But Orban is the one who definitely killed it. It did happen back in 2014, with Jean-Claude Juncker. But this time…


The flash campaign, a poker bet of Macron’s team

French citizens show little interest for EU issues and most of the 33 lists for the European elections call for a vote against Macron. The three weeks campaign might prove challenging. The previous government spokesman…


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