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 / January 26, 2014: Old Fears, New Hopes

Every Sunday, La Jeune Politique looks back on the topics that made the week, giving you the chance to catch up on the articles that you missed and more. In The News Hollande Opens Year with Promises of Tax Cuts, Redeployment from Mali. French President François Hollande has vowed to sharply cut troop levels in Mali […]

A Week in France / December 8: A Late Nudge

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. Monday, November 18 Shock in France after a man fired two shots, wounding one, in the offices of left-wing newspaper Libération. The gunman might be linked […]

A Week in France / October 20: Deportations and the End of a Scandal

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. Tuesday, October 8 Charges against former French President Nicolas Sarkozy connected to his alleged involvement in the Bettencourt scandal have been dropped by a Bordeaux […]

A Week in France / September 8: Memories

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. Was it a calculated move for the cameras, or an authentic, emotional gesture in this church destroyed almost seventy years ago by the Nazis? No […]

A Week in France / August 11: Jewelry Heists and Bomb Scares

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. Monday, July 29 Luxury jewelers considering exhibiting their wares in Cannes may think again. A series of jewelry heists has beleaguered the resort […]

A Week in France / July 28: French policy “inadequate and obsolete”

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. Friday, July 12 France has legalized the sale of medications on the Internet. As of now, only 36 sellers have received express authorization […]

A Week in France / July 21: “President of the Catastrophe”

Friday, July 12 Authorities are looking into the deadly train crash that occurred at Bretigny-sur-Orge, just south of Paris. The SNCF train had been heading toward Limoges when it derailed and crashed into the station platform. Six people died, and nearly 200 were injured in the accident. A total of 385 passengers were aboard. Monday, […]