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    1. August 19, 2016

      The centre left in Europe faces a stark choice

      Around the start of the millennium, European social democracy seemed in fine fettle. Britain, France, Germany and Italy...

    2. August 16, 2016

      For left-behinders, populists paint a picture of a better future

      Too much attention is being paid to how bad populist leaders such as Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen and Jeremy Corbyn are,...

    Special Reports

    1. Doing Business in Nice Côte d’Azur

      Broadband and international air links make possible new careers Perfume industry thr...
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    1. July 26, 2016

      After Nice, French youth turn to the right for protection

      My encounter with Océane, a 21-year-old Nice resident with purple hair, tattooed forearms and stretched earlobes, is...

    2. July 21, 2016

      Global disorder: from Donald Trump to the South China Sea

      Donald Trump is confirmed as the Republican nominee for US president. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president,...

    3. July 15, 2016

      Attack in Nice: The French response to terror remains muddled

      The massacre in Nice on July 14 could have happened just about anywhere. The modus operandi and the choice of target...

    4. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Le Pen: we must 'declare war' on Islamist fundamentalism

      Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French far right National Front party, has issued a statement on Friday urging the...

    5. July 6, 2016

      Hungary’s referendum is another vote against EU integration

      Three months after the Brexit vote, the EU faces another referendum challenging its authority. Hungary’s prime minister...

    6. July 4, 2016

      Brexit and memories of the Somme

      More than a decade ago, I had a curious conversation with Nigel Farage in a restaurant in Strasbourg. The outgoing...

    7. June 30, 2016

      The Brexit contagion could consume the French elite next

      After the UK’s referendum on membership of the EU, France is now being forced to look at itself in the mirror, and ask...

    8. Brussels Blog

      June 30, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Brexit gift to Hollande

      What if ‘Brexit’ – an outcome dreaded in Paris and European capitals – was a gift in disguise? The thought crystallised...

    9. June 28, 2016

      French ‘Leavers’ cheer events over the Channel

      There are moments that stay with you as a journalist. Spending time with Farc leftwing guerrilla forces in Colombia’s...

    10. June 27, 2016

      French politicians promise their own referendums on a new Europe

      Britain’s vote to leave the EU has prompted French politicians to voice support for their own referendum to add a stamp...

    11. June 26, 2016

      Brexit: Haunted Europe

      Weeks before Britain’s vote to leave the EU, Europe’s centre-right political party leaders gathered in Luxembourg to...

    12. June 25, 2016

      François Hollande meets Marine Le Pen to discuss Brexit fallout

      François Hollande met Marine Le Pen at the Elysée Palace on Saturday in a sign of how the far-right leader has taken...

    13. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Donald Trump: 'The UK took back control'

      Donald Trump has welcomed Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, saying “the UK took back control, it was a great...

    14. June 21, 2016

      Le Pen seeks mileage from Brexit debate

      Marine Le Pen has seized on the referendum on Britain’s EU membership to request a similar vote in France, as she threw...

    15. Brussels Blog

      May 5, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Love, Labour’s lost?

      Welcome to Thursday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    16. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      French Q1 GDP growth beats expectations

      France’s economy grew 0.5 per cent during the first quarter of 2016, outpacing economists’ expectations and adding to a...

    17. April 22, 2016

      France’s latest protest party lasts all night

      Anti-globalisation activists met in central Paris one evening last month to debate ways of “scaring” the government....

    18. April 20, 2016

      Obama to back UK staying in EU on London visit

      President Barack Obama arrives in London on Thursday evening at the start of a three-day visit to add his voice to an...

    19. April 20, 2016

      Marine Le Pen to visit London to campaign for Brexit

      Marine Le Pen will throw her weight behind the UK’s Leave campaign by travelling to London next month in the hope that...

    20. April 5, 2016

      Marine Le Pen associate named in Panama Papers

      When millions of leaked documents revealed the wide use of tax havens by hundreds of politicians, business and...

    21. March 16, 2016

      Les Républicains battle it out in the bookstores

      As America’s Republicans reach the critical stage of an exceptionally eccentric primary season, a more intellectual...

    22. March 10, 2016

      Donald Trump has friends across the Atlantic

      Only in America. As Donald Trump bids for the Republican nomination for the White House, the rest of the world looks on...

    23. February 23, 2016

      Brexit threatens Calais border controls, UK warned

      The president of France’s northern region has lashed out at the prospect of Brexit, threatening to push the borders of...

    24. February 17, 2016

      National Front hopes Brexit vote will inspire Frexit campaign

      There is at least one group of continental Europeans rubbing their hands with glee as they observe the drama...

    25. Brussels Blog

      February 17, 2016

      National Front HQ raided in MEP expense probe

      Workers in the National Front’s Nanterre headquarters had a poor start to the day on Wednesday. Their office was raided...

    26. January 28, 2016

      Hardline secularism will not solve France’s problems

      It is not surprising that Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the French education minister, recently announced an overhaul of the...

    27. January 26, 2016

      The economic losers are in revolt against the elites

      Losers have votes, too. That is what democracy means — and rightly so. If they feel sufficiently cheated and...

    28. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Flights cancelled, tyres burning: France faces mass strikes

      France was braced for mass strikes Tuesday as taxi drivers, air traffic controllers, civil servants and teachers...

    29. December 30, 2015

      Why globalisers still retain the upper hand

      In her recent unsuccessful campaign during France’s regional elections, Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right...

    30. December 21, 2015

      Ethics body questions Le Pens’ wealth claims

      National Front leaders Marine and Jean-Marie Le Pen may have underestimated the value of their wealth, a French...

    31. December 17, 2015

      Hollande stands to benefit from Sarkozy’s shift to the right

      If there is one big beneficiary of Nicolas Sarkozy’s return to politics, it may well be the man who replaced him in the...

    32. The World

      December 17, 2015

      Spain's centrists buck the European trend

      The political headlines in Europe this year have all been about the rise of the political extremes. The National Front...

    33. Fast FT

      December 15, 2015

      FirstFT - How to deal with ‘toxic’ employees

      Here is a taste of today’s FirstFT – a daily newsletter from the Financial Times. For the full briefing and to sign...

    34. December 14, 2015

      The battle against Marine Le Pen is far from won in France

      The growing popularity of Marine Le Pen and France’s far right National Front has provoked unease among mainstream...

    35. December 14, 2015

      French election victory for Sarkozy fails to silence critics

      Nicolas Sarkozy’s centre-right party has emerged as the official winner of Sundays’ regional elections in France...

    36. December 14, 2015

      Marine Le Pen, climate and the defeat of nationalism

      The relative strengths of nationalism and internationalism were tested in France over the weekend. And this time the...

    37. December 14, 2015

      Anti-National Front voters turn out to deny Le Pen

      French voters turned out in droves on Sunday to repel the far-right National Front, which failed to win control of any...

    38. December 13, 2015

      France’s National Front seeks breakthrough victory in local polls

      France’s far-right National Front party is hoping for an unprecedented victory in regional elections on Sunday, a month...

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