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Farmers want fair prices, not subsidies

The French President calls for a “more protective, more pragmatic, more ambitious” Common Agricultural Policy. It won’t be enough to help the French farmers out of the crisis. The Paris International Agricultural Show is an…



Paris and Berlin kick-start the European battery cell

A pan-European industrial project may remind citizens how concrete Europe can be when its forces are united. A couple of weeks after the European Commission blocked Alstom and Siemens mega-merger, Bruno Le Maire, the French…



France has to wake up against antisemitism

Statistics show antisemitism is on the rise in France and the EU. There is not time to deny this hard truth. A demonstration against antisemitism is planned for tomorrow in France, where around half a…


How egalitarian is France?

The Yellow Vest movement is calling for more social justice. According to statistics, the country’s generous welfare system remains a bulwark against inequalities and poverty. With their 14th Saturday of demonstrations in sight, the Yellow Vests keep…


French right wing rewards laziness

Ex-ministers don’t make good MEPs as they do not even try to mingle at EP.  Les Republicains do not seem to care.  “Please send experienced MEPs to the  European Parliament ” Angela Merkel asked Les Republicains when she met with their leader, Laurent Wauquiez….


The Commission is right about Alstom-Siemens

Allowing Alstom and Siemens train businesses to merge would have pushed the prices up. Criticizing “Brussels” and the Commission is a national sport in France – and one in which the extreme usually thrive. But…


Refugees welcome : the magic German recipe

Germany has managed to thwart populism by welcoming 1,2 millions refugees. As Europeans, it should be natural to look at our neighbors’ achievements. Take the asylum policy. The migration issue is a headache for every…



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