Sarkoleaks: Recordings of Meetings from Sarkozy’s Presidency Leaked to Press

LONDON – The era of privacy is definitely coming to an end. After the NSA leaks and the ensuing revelations, the French press has been taken aback since Wednesday over the scandal that has already dubbed “Sarkoleaks.” The newspaper Le Canard Enchainé and the website Atlantico revealed that Patrick Buisson, a special counsellor to former […]

Major Internship Reform Underway

The French National Assembly has acted on the issue of internships and voted in favor of a major reform formulated by the ruling Parti Socialiste on the status of interns. The vote occurred on the night of February 24 and received every vote from the Left majority. The bill aims at guaranteeing a certain amount […]

Hollande’s Visit Emphasizes Unity between France and US

French President François Hollande travelled to the United States last week for an official State visit at the invitation of President Barack Obama, aiming to symbolize the renewal of French-American relations. Such a visit had not occurred since Former French President Jacques Chirac visited Bill Clinton in 1996. Hollande and Obama published a co-written article […]

Massive Strike at Libération

London – A crisis started last week in the headquarters of Libération, one of France’s main newspapers, and has been ongoing since. Libération is suffering from a growing schism between its staff and shareholders due to the announced plans of major restructuring. The strike from the staff began after the announcement of a major restructuring […]

France and United Kingdom Talk of Military Cooperation

After a series of official visits in the Netherlands, Turkey and the Vatican, French President Francois Hollande travelled to the United Kingdom last Friday to attend the opening of a Franco-British summit in the military base of Brize-Norton, near Oxford. Accompanied by four ministers, including Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, […]

Court Case Involving “Anti-White” Racism Unprecedented in France

Arnaud Djender was accused by the Appeal Court of Paris for racism and sentenced to four years of imprisonment on Jan. 21. The case is doubly unprecedented as the racist aggression was directed against a white person and also it is the first time an anti-racism association, the LICRA (Ligue Internationale Contre le Racisme et […]

Local Elections Underway in Paris

The municipal campaign for Mayor of Paris is fully underway between Anne Hidalgo, current deputy mayor, and Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (better known as NKM) of the Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP). Both candidates have revealed their platforms and will continue touring the capital until the elections in March 2014. Hidalgo discussed her focal points for […]

EU Reconsiders Its Financial Aid To The Palestinian Authority

Earlier this week, a European Union official in Brussels declared that the union could cut off its financial aid to the Palestinian Authority if ongoing peace talks with Israel fail. The question was raised at a meeting last Tuesday, suggesting that funds could be redirected to other countries in the region, such as Syria. The […]