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    1. October 21, 2014

      Epitaph for France does a lively trade

      If you want an indication of the collective mood in France at the moment, try this for a best-selling book title: Le Suicide...

    2. September 28, 2014

      Centre-right to control French senate in latest blow to Hollande

      France’s far right National Front won its first ever seats in the country’s upper house of parliament on Sunday as French...

    1. September 22, 2014

      The strange revival of nationalism in global politics

      In 1990 Kenichi Ohmae, a management consultant, published a book called The Borderless World, whose title captured the...

    2. September 21, 2014

      Scotland’s No echoes Europe’s Yes to grand coalitions

      The union is saved. Alex Salmond, Scotland’s nationalist first minister, has resigned. All the ink spilled on the benefits...

    3. September 9, 2014

      Europe has to do whatever it takes

      In the second quarter of this year, real domestic demand in the eurozone was 5 per cent lower than in the first quarter of...

    4. The World

      September 5, 2014

      France's problems, viewed from a village

      For the past twenty years, I’ve spent every summer in the same village in South-West France. It is a beautiful place which...

    5. September 4, 2014

      France links Russian warship delivery to Ukraine peace deal

      France has stressed it could resume the suspended supply of a warship to Russia within weeks if Moscow backs moves to...

    6. August 29, 2014

      France: Rock bottom

      A desolate image broadcast live this week to a French public that has all but despaired of his presidency summed up the...

    7. August 15, 2014

      The fuse under the Fifth Republic

      France’s national crisis expresses itself in multiple ways. It is about poor economic growth, rising public debt and high...

    8. August 15, 2014

      Anti-Semitic attacks rise in France as Gaza conflict stirs tensions

      When Jewish and Pro-Palestinian youths clashed last month outside a Parisian synagogue on the fringe of an otherwise...

    9. July 4, 2014

      Nicolas Sarkozy’s noisy return will drown out voices of progress

      Late at night in Paris this week, at the terrace of a buzzing café, I overheard a group of a dozen youngsters passionately...

    10. June 11, 2014

      France’s opposition infighting opens way for far right

      Plagued by chronic infighting, wracked by financial scandal and transfixed by the prospect of a comeback by its former...

    11. June 9, 2014

      Marine Le Pen in dispute with father over anti-Semitism allegations

      A dispute over an apparent allusion to Nazi gas chambers has caused a public split between Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s...

    12. June 2, 2014

      Brussels casts doubt on France’s deficit reduction strategy

      Brussels has called into question whether the French government’s economic plan can bring the country’s deficit back into...

    13. May 29, 2014

      A diminished France could spell the end for Europe

      The real earthquake was the fall of the Berlin Wall. A quarter of a century later Europe is still buffeted by the...

    14. Brussels Blog

      May 28, 2014

      The day the populists came to town

      Beppe Grillo arrives at a polling station near Genoa during last week's election The only more interesting political...

    15. May 27, 2014

      Fight on to be Brussels’ top eurosceptic

      Having trumped the political establishment in the UK and France in Sunday’s European elections, Nigel Farage and Marine Le...

    16. May 26, 2014

      Round-up: Euro election fallout

      Populist parties will make up at least 30 per cent of the new European Parliament after a storming performance at the polls...

    17. May 26, 2014

      Marine Le Pen sets her sights on France’s Elysée Palace

      It was no coincidence that Marine Le Pen celebrated the stunning victory won by her far-right National Front party in...

    18. May 26, 2014

      Ukip and Front National lead populist earthquake

      The UK Independence party and France’s far-right Front National stormed to victory in European elections on Sunday night, as...

    19. May 25, 2014

      Le Pen’s ‘earthquake’ to shake the EU and France

      The words “shock”, “earthquake” and “historic” flew around Paris on Sunday night as news broke that Marine Le Pen’s National...

    20. The World

      May 25, 2014

      Reading the far-right showing in Ukraine and France

      For months, the Russian government has been proclaiming that “fascists” have taken over Ukraine. Now we have some exit...

    21. May 25, 2014

      Eurosceptics storm Brussels

      France’s far-right Front National stormed to victory in European elections on Sunday night, leading an unprecedented surge...

    22. May 24, 2014

      Belgium and France tighten security after Jewish Museum shooting

      Belgian and French authorities have tightened security at Jewish sites after what officials said appeared to be an...

    23. May 22, 2014

      Sarkozy calls for EU shake-up to fend off populist threat

      Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, has made a last minute entry into the campaign for Sunday’s European...

    24. May 19, 2014

      Wilders says he has already won power – even before EU election

      Geert Wilders, the leader of the Netherlands’ Freedom party, claimed he had already succeeded at reshaping his nation’s...

    25. May 19, 2014

      Europe has lost the ability to shape its neighbours

      In America, they have Super Tuesday. Europe is about to have a Super Sunday, with elections for the European Parliament...

    26. beyondbrics

      May 19, 2014

      Guest post: Viktor Orbán's own brand of euroscepticism

      By Csaba Tóth of the Republikon Institute Eurosceptic parties will make big gains in this week’s European parliamentary...

    27. May 18, 2014

      France’s National Front: New frontiers

      Dressed in blue jeans and a navy blazer, a scarf looped casually round his neck, David Rachline is all smiles as he ushers a...

    28. May 13, 2014

      Marine Le Pen hits out at Nigel Farage

      Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s National Front, has launched an outspoken attack on Nigel Farage for labelling her party...

    29. May 11, 2014

      David Cameron’s European Parliament group fights for survival

      The British-dominated alliance of MEPs that David Cameron created in the European Parliament is fighting for survival, as...

    30. April 18, 2014

      A populism spurned by the downturn’s discontents

      Political backlash usually follows economic crisis. Everyone knows how the Great Depression fuelled support for extremists...

    31. March 24, 2014

      The dangerous rise of Marine Le Pen

      Twelve years ago Jean-Marie Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front, stunned the French political...

    32. March 24, 2014

      Mainstream French parties split over how to fight far right

      France’s mainstream political parties are at loggerheads over how to react to surging support for the far right as an...

    33. The A-List

      March 24, 2014

      French alienation, abstention and National Front success

      The English Channel narrowed a little overnight. The French woke up this morning to discover that they have been afflicted...

    34. March 23, 2014

      Hollande hit by National Front vote in municipal elections

      France’s far-right National Front (FN) stunned President François Hollande’s socialist government in nationwide municipal...

    35. March 19, 2014

      National Front aims for breakthrough in France’s local elections

      Francis Mouche, candidate for mayor for the far-right National Front in a town close to the southwestern French city of...

    36. February 14, 2014

      Europe’s far-right parties seek Swiss-style immigration curbs

      At least a half-dozen far-right European populist parties, some of them leading in national polling, have seized on last...

    37. January 9, 2014

      Marine Le Pen vows to block further EU integration

      Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front (FN), has promised that nationalist parties will do “the maximum”...

    38. November 22, 2013

      France: The people see red

      In 1675 a popular revolt exploded in Brittany, the rugged north western region of France that juts into the Atlantic Ocean....

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