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Francois Hollande French Election

France Chooses the Path of Austerity

Salim Lamrani | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

Despite the election of socialist François Hollande to the presidency of the Republic, France, far from breaking with the neoliberal model that has led much of Europe toward disaster, has chosen the path of austerity.

The Daily Szep: Francois Hollande caricature

Paul Szep | Posted 07.06.2012 | World
Paul Szep


And Now, Make Room for Change!

Bruno Le Roux | Posted 07.06.2012 | World
Bruno Le Roux

The French, without any ambiguity, have centered at the head of state the strength of youth, the desire for change and hope in progress. This is the second major change after that of May 10, 1981. It is great news for France, great news for the Republic, and great news for Europe.

The Answer Isn't Socialism; It's Capitalism That Better Spreads the Benefits of the Productivity Revolution

Robert Reich | Posted 07.06.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

We don't need socialism. We need a capitalism that works for the vast majority. The productivity revolution should be making our lives better -- not poorer and more insecure. And it will do that when we have the political will to spread its benefits.

Another French Revolution

Daniel Nehemia | Posted 05.07.2012 | Teen
Daniel Nehemia

Two months before France chooses her next president, more and more people are talking about the battle between current president Nicolas Sarkozy and socialist candidate Francois Hollande.

Political Storms Cloud Eurozone's Future

Matt Browne | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Matt Browne

The politics of the Eurozone are evolving. As progressive and conservative visions for the continent's economic future emerge, unprecedented levels of cross-border political co-operation are now also taking place.

Hollande: Back to the Future

Anna Winterstein | Posted 04.02.2012 | World
Anna Winterstein

Hollande is competent. He has made huge efforts to become glamorous. Will that be enough to satisfy the French public's new appetite?