A Week in France / March 30, 2014: Affairs

In The News EU gives €11 billion in aid to Ukraine. On March 5, the European Commission promised Kiev €11 billion in aid, taking what many consider a long overdue measure to provide help to the eastern European nation. The promise of monetary support came alongside announcements that the assets of 18 former Ukrainian officers would […]

A Week in France / March 12, 2014: Turning the Page

In the News Sarkoleaks: recordings of meetings from Sarkozy’s presidency leaked to press.. After the NSA leaks and the ensuing revelations, the French press has been ablaze 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 French President Nicolas Sarkozy, had recorded meetings […]

A Week in France / March 3, 2014: The Weight of History

In the News 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 […]

A Week in France / February 24, 2014: Irresolute European Cooperation

Every week, La Jeune Politique looks back on the events that made the news in the past week, giving you the chance to catch up on the articles you missed and more. 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 […]

A Week in France / February 9, 2014: Liberté, Egalité, Gender?

Every Sunday, La Jeune Politique looks back on the headlines from the past week, giving you the chance to catch up on the articles you missed and more. IN THE NEWS Teaching of “gender theory” causes controversy in French schools. Over the past week, a small movement in the French school system has caused a large stir. On […]

A Week in France / February 2, 2014: Traveling President

Every Sunday, La Jeune Politique looks back on the headlines from the last week, giving you the chance to catch up on the articles you missed and more. IN THE NEWS Hollande visits Turkey to repair relations. In an effort to repair French relations with Turkey, French President François Hollande traveled to Ankara on Monday, January 27 for […]

2013: A Look Back

As an eventful 2013 draws to a close, La Jeune Politique takes a look at the top headlines from the past year, giving you the chance to relive 12 months of news, politics, and hot button issues from across Europe and the world.  January As new humanitarian concerns arise over the situation in Mali, tensions […]

A Week in France / December 27: Demonstrations, Bonuses, and the Fight Against Unemployment

Wednesday, November 27 Former PSA (Peugeot & Citroën) CEO Philippe Varin has renounced his retirement bonus after unions and public opinion were shocked to hear of the €20m that the former CEO was supposed to earn as his future retirement pension. Instead, he may earn some €300K a year pension for his four years spent as the […]

A Week in France / November 24: Seeking the Alternative

Every Sunday, La Jeune Politique looks back on the events that made the news in the past week, giving you the chance to catch up on the articles you missed and more. Saturday, November 2 A debate was sparked following the publication of a manifesto opposing the penalization of prostitution. While the government is considering making it […]

A Week in France / November 18: Hitting the Bottom

Every Monday, La Jeune Politique looks back on the events that made the news in the past week, giving you the chance to catch up on the articles you missed and more. Tuesday, November 5 In recent weeks, violent protests over the impending eco-tax have taken place throughout France. Riot police clashed with protestors, with some even […]