Mediapart and Sarkozy Campaign Allegations Reignited

An article published on December 12 in the French Vanity Fair has resurfaced issues in the ongoing investigation into an alleged donation Nicolas Sarkozy received from the Libyan dictatorship during his 2007 presidential campaign. In March and April of 2012, French online investigative journal Mediapart published a document stating that former president Nicolas Sarkozy had received donations […]

“Wall of Jerks” in French Magistrates Union Raises Concerns of Political Neutrality

A storm over political bias of France’s judges has blown up, with the revelation of a bizarre Mur des Cons—literally, “Wall of Jerks” –in France’s second largest Magistrates union. The wall featured caricatures and insulting slogans of French right wing political heavyweights, including former President Nicolas Sarkozy. Comments on the wall accuse politicians of a […]

Minister of Interior Valls faces Criticism from Right in wake of Train Attack

Last month, on Saturday, March 16, a group of twenty young people attacked several RER D train carriages – public transportation that links the city of Paris and its outskirts – at the ‘Grigny Centre’ station. The train was headed towards Essonne, a notoriously dangerous part of the Ile-de-France region. At around 10:00 in the […]