By Alex Lantier, December 21, 2012
On December 19-20, French President François Hollande made a 36-hour visit to Algeria, to expand military and trade ties between France and its former colony.
By Pierre Mabut, December 4, 2012
The Socialist Party (PS) government capitulated to steelmaker ArcelorMittal, putting the 629 jobs at the blast furnaces at Florange in eastern France in the balance.
By Antoine Lerougetel, December 1, 2012
The Gaullist Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) moved toward a split last week when François Fillon announced the formation of a separate parliamentary group in the National Assembly.
By Alex Lantier, November 23, 2012
On November 19, the credit rating agency Moody’s downgraded France’s sovereign debt by one notch from Aaa, the top rating, to Aa1.
By Alex Lantier, November 22, 2012
The UMP faces a possible split after a contested vote Sunday for the party presidency and rising tensions over its ties to neo-fascist forces.
By Antoine Lerougetel, Alex Lantier, November 22, 2012
On November 13 the French president gave a televised address and interview to some 400 journalists assembled at the Elysée palace.
By K. Nesan, November 22, 2012
On November 8 a leader of the pro-LTTE Tamil Coordinating Committee was assassinated in Paris.
By Pierre Mabut, November 17, 2012
Former French cabinet minister Martine Aubry was charged with manslaughter November 6 in the public health scandal over the use of asbestos by French industry.
By Kumaran Ira, November 14, 2012
France’s Stalinists and Greens are issuing criticisms of their ally, the ruling Socialist Party, as it collapses in the polls due to its austerity policies.
By Johannes Stern, November 10, 2012
The NPA’s cynical “anti-imperialist” criticisms of Le Monde’s calls for war with Syria show that it shares the pro-war views of figures that the NPA itself calls imperialists.
By Anthony Torres, November 9, 2012
On November 6 the CGT's national “parliament” accepted the candidacy of Thierry Lepaon to replace Bernard Thibault at the head of the CGT.
By Francis Dubois, November 8, 2012
Statements by intelligence officials in Toulouse raise new questions about the French government’s responsibility in killings committed by Mohamed Merah.