French and German Presidents Meet in Oradour-sur-Glane, Site of Nazi Massacre

This coming year will mark a few key dates in world history that helped mold the relationship between France and Germany. 2014 symbolizes the 100th anniversary of World War I’s outbreak. The anniversary of the Treaty of Elysée is coming up on January 22, as it is the 51st year since Charles de Gaulle and […]

Hollande and the Left-Wing Paradox

François Hollande has been in power for almost a year. He was elected on a platform containing three main themes: fight unregulated finance, do politics differently, and solve the chronic deficit of the national budget. He was elected by a wide coalition of voters, ranging from a traditional – now seen as radical and old […]

Proposed Defense Cuts in France Raise Concern

French officials are doing everything they can to improve France’s financial situation. The latest proposed budget cuts affect the French military, an idea with which many in France are naturally displeased. Many French troops serving in the French military intervention in Mali are hoping that when they return, they will have the opportunity to be […]

Tapie Affair Continues to Raise Questions of Fraud

On Thursday, January 24 the houses of two prominent French businessmen were raided by police in Paris. The homes of chief executive of France Telecom SA Stéphane Richard and business tycoon Bernard Tapie were searched as part of an ongoing investigation into what is now well-known in France as the “Tapie Affair.” The legal drama […]