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Libya: A war in metamorphosis
Focus Germany: Future of the French-German tandem
Brexit has raised expectations of renewed attempts at joint Franco-German leadership of the EU. Without Britain’s leveling role, however, the EU’s prospects under the Berlin-Paris tandem could depend on compromises between German ordoliberalism and French economic interventionism. Smaller member states are concerned that their interests would be shunted aside.
GIS Dossier: Mission impossible, or reforming France
France used to be one of the European Union’s “twin engines” along with Germany. These days, this once-proud civilization is considered more of a problem than a solution for the European project. Its economy is ailing under excessive government spending and overregulation, its enterprises are stifled by a rigid system ...
France, Europe and the apocalypse
The possible victory of Marine Le Pen’s National Front in France’s elections is likely to bring catastrophic disruption to that country and the European Union, but her mainstream opponents are either politically damaged goods or offering equally disastrous, statist solutions.
Hollande floats Nordic-inspired model as remedy for France’s broken labour code
Unemployment in France is at a record high. Despite the creation of almost half a million subsidised jobs, the ranks of the jobless have swelled by about 1.2 million in the three years since President Francois Hollande’s election, to 6.4 million. For some time now the French public has been ...