Euphoria rules

Euphoria rules

Written by: in: Economy

It’s again become impossible to know whether to laugh or cry. One day the markets react with disappointment to ECB President Draghi’s vague statements (despite his declaring unequivocally that there is the possibility of buying up government treasuries on the primary market) – the next day markets are bursting with euphoria when the Spanish premier […]

Two French states. Division and collaboration.

Two French states. Division and collaboration.

Written by: in: Society

Anti-fascist attitude of the French Communist Party belongs to one of the most common myths. It is unquestionable that before the WW II, the French Communists were involved in the anti-fascist movement and the activities in favour of “the world peace”, according to the Comintern’s orders. However, the Communists became natural Nazis’ allies after signing […]

Hollande — hope for the European Left?

Hollande — hope for the European Left?

Written by: in: Politics

In May, Nicolas Sarkozy lost the presidential elections in France. One can say, he deserved it, as he had implemented many reforms that were either unfair or not well thought-over. He restricted, for instance, civil liberties by implementing, back in 2009, the HADOPI law, which is based on the same principles as ACTA. He unreasonably […]

Brussels’ knot

Brussels’ knot

Written by: in: Politics

The victory of Francois Hollande who has been sworn in as President of France on May 15 signalled the end of a continent-wide consensus around policies to confront the economic crisis. Mario Monti, Manuel Barroso, Mario Draghi, similarly to Socialist President Francois Hollande, start stressing the need to promote growth instead of German austerity measures. Herman Van Rompuy  announced a special summit […]

Pas de rêves, messieurs

Pas de rêves, messieurs

Written by: in: Politics

The 1st round of the elections to the National Assembly of France proved that the liberal centre in a form of independent circles doesn’t stand a chance on political stage. One may assume that the situation became precarious after last elections to the lower house of the French Parliament in 2007. The Democratic Movement (the […]

Too leftist left-wing, too rightist right-wing

Too leftist left-wing, too rightist right-wing

Written by: in: Politics

Presidential elections in France may be analyzed in their ideological context – by way of asking a question who should the moderate electors vote for. Unfortunately, the answer is not that easy. For the French had to deal with a classical dilemma for the modern politics, which is yet unknown to the Polish voters. In […]

The Clash of Barbarities

The Clash of Barbarities

Written by: in: Society

Actions 23-year old French citizen of Algerian descent dies from a sniper’s bullet. Earlier this citizen kills three unarmed soldiers (it appears that two of them were black-skinned Muslims) and three all the more defenceless Jewish children and a rabbi who is taking care of them. One of the girls tries to run away. The […]

France – elegant or not that elegant country?

France – elegant or not that elegant country?

Written by: in: Politics

Last year, a dispute over a cross at Presidential Palace marked the period of a holiday heat wave in Poland, pushing aside such political ‘trivialities’ like the Perennial State Finances Plan or the completion of operations of gambling commission. In order not to develop a complex or to get frustrated by how things are in […]

„Buy French!” … and a look at the causes of stagnation

„Buy French!” … and a look at the causes of stagnation

Written by: in: Economy

Nicolas Sarkozy, coming into the home straight of the presidential campaign, is urging the French to spend their money on locally manufactured goods. His rival, Francois Hollande, also spoke in similar vein recently, albeit in a less nationalistic tone. But in essence they are both saying the same thing – that Europe must protect its markets both by encouraging […]

Super popular but centrist candidate

Super popular but centrist candidate

Written by: in: Politics

François Bayrou is an extraordinary candidate in every respect. Brought up in a small village, he was a farmer and a country teacher and is a practicing Catholic as well as father of a numerous family. On public meetings he recites poetry and shines with erudition; he doesn’t feel abashed while conversing with foreign journalists […]

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