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The French Parliamentary Elections, Nobody Cares, They Should

Professor John Gaffney | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Politics
Professor John Gaffney

Just a month ago, the French public delivered a clear victory for the Socialist challenger François Hollande, in his Presidential runoff with Nicolas Sarkozy.

François Hollande, the Accidental President

Ijeoma E. Okoli | Posted 07.07.2012 | UK Politics
Ijeoma E. Okoli

Enough French citizens believed that it was time for a change and Hollande now has five years to show France the change for which its citizens are longing. If he is able to pull it off, people will remember him more for being a great president than, rather than an accidental one.

The Euro - Going From Bad to Worse

Sir Christopher Meyer | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Politics
Sir Christopher Meyer

The markets have steadied a bit after their loss of nerve on Monday. But you can't help feeling that it is a bit like a climber, sliding down a glacier to his inevitable doom, who breaks his fall for a while on a crumbling ledge that soon will give way.

France is Turning 'Bleu Marine': the Existential Crisis of the French Right

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

While Hollande may be elected France's first Socialist president in 17 ‎years, it was under another socialist, Francois Mitterand that the National Front first made ‎headways in response to austerity measures in the 1980s.

If Francois Hollande Wins: What Chance for a Real Change of Direction in France and Europe?

Kirsty Hughes | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Politics
Kirsty Hughes

Francois Hollande, candidate of the French Socialist Party, is still the frontrunner in the French presidential elections. But he is untested in government.

PICTURES: Public Grief At Ceremony For Jewish School Victims

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK

Mourners wept as they followed a hearse convoy containing the bodies of three children and a teacher shot down in an attack at a Jewish school in Toul...

Is Halal Meat Really the Main Worry of the French?

Rebecca Suner | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Politics
Rebecca Suner

In 2007, Sarkozy said he would be 'the president of the buying power'. He leaves the country with 10% of unemployment and a debt of 82,3% of GDP. He has not kept his promises, and it's not by throwing up a smokescreen that the French will forget his record.

'You Should Be Immensley Proud': Cameron's Tells Libyans One Year On

PA | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK Politics

One year on from the start of the revolution in Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron has promised that the UK would continue to support the country as ...

In Response to Emma Reynolds and the 'Phantom Veto'

Dominic Raab | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Politics
Dominic Raab

The PM showed leadership in exercising the veto. Labour dithered. Maybe that's the luxury of opposition. But it comes at the price of credibility. This is no time for a fence-sitting, flip-flopping foreign policy.

Opportunities For Afghanistan Soldiers To Withdraw Early, Says Cameron

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

David Cameron has confirmed there will be "opportunities" in all countries for early troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. But, in an apparent swipe a...

No, Prime Minister; That's Not What Europe Needs

Matthew West | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Politics
Matthew West

Another week, another eurozone crisis! It feels as if this crisis is never ending, self perpetuating until an eventual Armageddon that will at the very best end with the break-up of the eurozone and at the very worst in World War III.

Who Put the Euro in David Cameron?

David Schneider | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Politics
David Schneider

For me, it's clear. It doesn't matter how rich you are, the consequences of not being in Europe can be a devastating blow. Just ask Manchester City.

The UK Needs an Agenda for Brussels

Iain Anderson | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK
Iain Anderson

So Angela Merkel is set to table a new EU Treaty in Brussels on Friday. A new Treaty means a new kind of EU - one set to bind together the 17 eurozone members ever more tightly.

Sarkozy Calls Israeli PM A 'Liar' ... And Other Microphone Mishaps

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

Nicolas Sarkozy called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a "liar" in a private conversation with Barack Obama, according to an exchange overhe...

PICTURES: Berlusconi's Changing Faces: Bunga Bungle, Ballads And Bribery

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK

Silvio Berlusconi: the politician, property and media tycoon who allegedly brought 'bunga bunga' to Britain's shores, has also been one of Italy's lon...

Billionaires; Is Such Extravagance Sensible Just Now?

Peter Martindale | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

As the globe reels from the uprisings around the world, and the rulers of each country affected are accused of corruption and pilfering the country's ...

Eurozone Leaders Reach Agreement On Greek Debt

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK

European leaders have reached a three-pronged agreement to resolve the eurozone debt crisis, including a deal that will halve Greek debt. Banks we...

Sarkozy And Merkel Caught Smirking At Berlusconi's Expense

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK

Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy couldn’t resist sharing a knowing smile when they were asked if they thought Silvio Berlusconi would come up with ...

Abbas Submits Proposal For Palestinian Statehood To The UN

Posted 23.11.2011 | UK

Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader, has submitted a formal proposal to the United Nations for Palestinian statehood, a bid that is expected to fail...

Michael Rundle

Eurozone Running Of Time As Economists Run Out Of Metaphors

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK

The situation facing the eurozone isn't particularly easy to explain using metaphors. Potential images are everywhere, but none seems to fit. The r...

Obama, Cameron, Merkel And Sarkozy Call On Syria's Assad To Step Down

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK

The leaders of the US, Britain, Germany and France have called on Syria's president to step down as international pressure mounts on the regime after ...

G7 To Discuss Central Banks' Action

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 06.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Financial officials from the Group of Seven industrialised nations will discuss how to coordinate action between their countries'...