Paris, Nov. 19, 2015: French President Francois Hollande greets Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo at a ceremony after 130 people were killed and hundreds injured in a series of terrorist attacks (source: dpa)

Let’s play make-believe: Hollande and France’s ‘security pact’

After the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, French President Francois Hollande was quick to announce that his new centrepiece policy would be a ‘security pact,’ which will take priority over the European ‘stability pact.’ The strategy’s prospects of success for creating greater security in France look bleak. However, there may also have been political motivations at play.

The anti-terrorist measures are not the first to be introduced in France this year. They come on the heels of sweeping surveillance powers given to the intelligence services after the January 11, 2015 attacks on the <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> magazine and a kosher gr...

Unlock the report
8.95 EUR
Secure, instant payment by credit card
Dr. Emmanuel Martin
Even before the November terrorist attacks, several retired military officers criticised Mr Hollande’s ‘make-believe’ strategy, saying its motivations were political and aimed at reassuring the French public that something was being done
read more about it in the report
Who will benefit?
  • Report is targeted to the decision makers in cross country manufacturing – suppliers, manufacturers, logistics.
  • Also considered useful for the administrative university facilities, to better understand the possible effects of current decisions.
By clicking "I Agree" below, you acknowledge that you accept our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions. Feel free to check out our policies anytime for more information.
I agree