Franco-German Relationship Reaches New Low

On Friday, April 26, a French Parti Socialiste (PS) document on Europe was released, putting pressure on already strained Franco-German relations. The document accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel of “selfish intransigence” in her unbending efforts to enforce austerity measures throughout the troubled eurozone. As Europe’s economic troubles continue, particularly in France where growth has come […]

Hollande: Wait and See

Last Thursday, March 28, the President of the French Republic François Hollande spent seventy-five minutes on primetime television explaining his actions. The program, which was supposed to boost (or at least stabilize) the President’s popularity, had overall little effect as no announcement was made to correct the country’s rising unemployment. Instead, Hollande stuck to the […]