France Is About To Plunge Into Deflation

Business Insider, By Mike Bird, December 11

French inflation just sank to another five-year low, down at 0.4% in November, compared to the same month last year, leaving France even further away from the European Central Bank’s 2% inflation target.. Analysts were expecting a 0.5% figure.

But it’s even worse than that. France’s core inflation […]

Anger in France over city’s plan for ‘Nazi style’ badges for the homeless

The Telegraph, By Henry Samuel, December 5

The southern French city of Marseille has been forced to scrap a system of yellow triangles intended to help spot homeless people after it was accused of employing Nazi-style tactics.

The cards, which were given to homeless people, detail their health issues and are yellow in order to […]

France: ‘Major’ anti-ISIS raid taking place in Iraq

AFP, December 5

France said Friday its fighter jets were conducting a “major” raid in Iraq as part of the U.S.-led coalition offensive against the Islamic State group, days after members said the strikes were having effect.

“At the moment, a major raid is taking place,” Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told BFMTV, refusing to […]

Saving Europe with MMT, or as goes Europe, goes the World…

Ian Welsh wrote, and we’ve commented, because while Ian provides penetrating analysis, there is no suggestion of solutions, for example those on which Marine Le Pen campaigns, which seem cogent: Restore the Franc, Restore Sovereignty, and Control Multiculturalism.

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Four French journalists freed after Syria kidnapping

RFI, April 19

Four French journalists are safe and in good health, after being held hostage in Syria since June 2013. The hostages were found overnight Friday by Turkish soldiers on the border between Turkey and Syria, where they had been tied-up and blindfolded.

French President François Hollande declared his huge relief on Saturday, in […]

French reshuffle may loom after Hollande’s Socialists routed in local elections

Reuters, By Mark John, March 30

Paris – President Francois Hollande will take soundings on a possible cabinet reshuffle on Monday after the drubbing of his Socialists in local elections handed the far-right National Front victory in a record number of towns.

Provisional results from Sunday’s voting showed the protectionist, anti-EU party of Marine Le […]

Merkel and Hollande to lay foundation of ‘protected’ EU internet

EurActiv.com

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday (16 February) she would talk to French President François Hollande about building a European communication network to avoid emails and other data passing through the United States. The Commission welcomed the idea, saying that it went in the same direction with its own efforts on data protection.

Merkel, […]

Chacun a Son Vie

 

 

Here is the difference between the US and France in a nutshell:

French President Francois Hollande has said he is experiencing a “difficult moment” in his private life, following claims of an affair with an actress.

But he refused to answer questions over the report, saying “private matters should be dealt with […]

Unlikely

There’s this whole foofaraw this week about the US intelligence community gathering 70 million private phone calls in a month. In France.

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No more beauty contests for kids: French Senate bans the ‘hyper-sexualization’ of children

(AFP) – The French senate has approved a proposal to ban beauty contests for girls under 16 to prevent what a parliamentary report called the “hyper-sexualisation” of children.

The proposal was backed by 196 lawmakers on Tuesday evening and 146 opposed it. It will now become law after being passed in the National Assembly.

The […]

Decline and Fall – Euro-Poodles, Latin Tigers, No jobs, and Syria 7/15

We’re shocked, shocked to find that the Americans are spying on us! the European allies say.

Fetch Snowden!!! Euro-Poodles France (left) and Spain were “Best in Show” with President Obama barking orders. (Italy and Portugal were good poodles too.)

Euro-Poodles

Two weeks ago, whistle blower Edward Snowden revealed that the United States […]

France ‘runs vast electronic spying operation using NSA-style methods’

Intelligence agency has spied on French public’s phone calls, emails and internet activity, says Le Monde newspaper.

The Guardian, By Angelique Chrisafis, July 4

Paris – France runs a vast electronic surveillance operation, intercepting and stocking data from citizens’ phone and internet activity, using similar methods to the US National Security Agency’s Prism programme exposed […]

The French kiss ‘race’ goodbye

The “race-ban” in France may force immigrants to face increased marginalisation and societal exclusion.

Al Jazeera, By Khaled A Beydoun, June 2

On May 17, a proposal was passed in the National Assembly that effectively removes the words “race” and “racial” from the French Penal Code, nearly nine years after the same body passed the […]

French president to sign gay marriage bill into law

(AFP)- French President Francois Hollande will sign a gay marriage and adoption bill into law Saturday, after the Constitutional Council threw out a legal challenge by the right-wing opposition.

Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning in France

(Reuters) – A French court on Monday declared U.S. biotech giant Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, a judgment that could lend weight to other health claims against pesticides.

In the first such case heard in court in France, grain grower Paul Francois, 47, says he suffered neurological problems including memory loss, […]

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