Notre-Dame-des-Landes Airport: “Contentious Collaboration” In the Government

January 2013 was meant to mark the beginning of the construction of the new airport Notre-Dame-des-Landes, scheduled to open in 2017. Yet, after the violent confrontations on the site between protesters opposing the project and the police, the project has been postponed until June. Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault reopens discussions on the issue November 30th. […]

Op-Ed Small Parties: How To Exist Until 2017

Well, the electoral period is over. Now, the political system will shift back to its classic configuration and the fight between the majority and the opposition will replace the ideological debate. Although this change is natural for the two biggest parties (PS and UMP), it is significantly more difficult for the smallest ones. The Front […]

The Failing Image of the Greens

Earlier this week Daniel Cohn-Bendit castigated his peers, this time criticizing the public image of the Green party’s ruthless ambition, which actually weakened the party during the elections and after. Some members even voted for the Left Front presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, reviving the debate about the Greens’ predicted extinction. In an interview with French […]