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      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...

    2. April 27, 2016

      Ted Cruz is no help to the Brexit campaign

      Are US Democrats siding with “Bremain” and Republicans backing Brexit? That is the gist of the Eurosceptic reaction to...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. April 19, 2016

      Sophisticated states are failing — politicians need to take risks

      An illness is afflicting societies in both Europe and North America: sophisticated state failure. It fuels the Donald...

    4. April 16, 2016

      The power of angry political cartoonists

      Donald Trump, Nigel Farage, Marine Le Pen and many others around the world are making hay out of railing against their...

    5. 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...

    6. March 29, 2016

      The trick with populists is to see them in perspective

      We are living through a mass rejection of elites. We know this because everybody says so. And magically, the reasons...

    7. March 22, 2016

      An assault on Brussels and on European values

      The bomb atrocities in Brussels are a reminder, if any were needed after last November’s jihadi assault on Paris, of...

    8. 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...

    9. March 4, 2016

      Journalists need to get out more

      When Spotlight won the Oscar for best picture, every print journalist cheered. But the celebration of brave Boston...

    10. February 9, 2016

      We should engage with xenophobes, not silence them

      Mainstream politicians across Europe face serious challenges from populist and xenophobic parties. How should they...

    11. February 7, 2016

      Through the past, darkly, for Europe’s central bankers

      Re-reading John Weitz’s biography of Hjalmar Schacht, Hitler’s Banker , I noted some interesting parallels between the...

    12. January 27, 2016

      Europe’s new right sounds like the old left

      One day in 2008, a friend called to tell me that he thought the world might be coming to an end. He was not a religious...

    13. 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...

    14. January 21, 2016

      France: Hollande’s travails

      Christopher Cajuste’s Haitian parents settled near Paris in the 1970s, escaping poverty in their own country. Now their...

    15. January 5, 2016

      Why global economic disaster is an unlikely event

      There is a great deal of ruin in a nation. Thus did the wise Adam Smith rebuke a correspondent’s worry that ruin was...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. December 17, 2015

      Politicians are paying bill for the crash

      In the world’s rich democracies, the word that captures the temper of the times is insecurity. The bogey is...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. December 14, 2015

      The fatal flaw at the heart of the Brexit campaign

      On one point, if no other, Britain’s elites increasingly side with their populist tormentors. They smell a revolution...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. December 11, 2015

      Manuel Valls warns of ‘civil war’ if National Front wins power

      Manuel Valls, the French prime minister, stepped up his offensive against the National Front (FN) two days before the...

    26. December 10, 2015

      Marine Le Pen not Donald Trump is the bigger danger

      Donald Trump is disgraceful; Marine Le Pen is dangerous. The frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination has...

    27. December 10, 2015

      France’s mainstream ties itself in knots as National Front rises

      Christian Estrosi opposed the same-sex marriage law when France’s Socialist government passed it in 2013. But the mayor...

    28. December 7, 2015

      The presidential threat posed by Le Pen in France

      Marine Le Pen and the National Front have once again delivered a shock to France’s political system. In recent years,...

    29. December 7, 2015

      France needs a better way to unseat its ruling clique

      The National Front has emerged as the big winner in France’s regional elections. By the time the second round is over...

    30. December 7, 2015

      National Front stuns Europe’s political elites

      The far-right National Front party is within reach of taking over four regional councils in France after winning 28 per...

    31. December 7, 2015

      National Front breakthrough stuns France’s traditional parties

      Far right triumphs in French poll A day after the far-right National Front party reinforced its claim to be France’s...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      December 7, 2015

      Marine Le Pen

      Marine Le Pen, French National Front political party leader and candidate for the regional elections in the...

    33. December 4, 2015

      Le Pen lures voters who feel let down by left in regional polls

      Regulars at Café de La Paix in Hénin-Beaumont, a former coal-mining town in northern France, have only good things to...

    34. November 30, 2015

      We deride chances of Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump at our peril

      I have a nightmare vision for the year 2017: President Trump, President Le Pen, President Putin. Like most nightmares,...

    35. November 27, 2015

      Fabius relies on his clout in quest for Paris climate deal

      When world leaders gathered six years ago in Denmark to try to hammer out a deal to tackle climate change, they ended...

    36. November 26, 2015

      Paris attacks: Sarkozy shifts right with swipe at multiculturalism

      Nicolas Sarkozy has a plan for national recovery after the deadliest Islamist terror attacks on French soil: bring back...

    37. November 17, 2015

      Two different worlds meet in a neighbourhood mosque

      On Sunday, as an orange glow lit the horizon and a crescent moon rose in the night sky, I stepped briefly into a...

    38. November 15, 2015

      Paris attacks: Sarkozy demands new foreign policy

      Any sense of political unity following France’s deadliest terrorist attack was shortlived with former president Nicolas...

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