France

France, first round of the presidential elections: abstention, repetition and Mélenchon!

Abstention, repetition and Mélenchon: these three words alone sum up the result of the first round of the presidential election in France. Indeed, E. Macron outgoing President and candidate of ultra-liberalism obtained 27.84% of the votes, Mme. Le Pen of…

France Withdraws From Mali, But Continues to Devastate Africa’s Sahel

On February 17, 2022, French President Emmanuel Macron held a press conference in Paris just ahead of the sixth European Union-African Union summit in Brussels along with Senegal’s President Macky Sall and Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo as well as European…

The ‘pass’ violates the fundamental principles of our Republic

By Barbara Stiegler (*) For the past 15 years, I have been teaching ethics and public health to caregivers who come to the university for training. Together, we try to understand why “free and informed consent” has become the cornerstone…

Citizen’s Revolution: Interview with Jean-Luc Mélenchon

The fate of Europe is at stake in the French presidential elections next April. What will change if Jean-Luc Mélenchon is elected? Here is part of the answer. A long and in-depth interview that goes into theoretical and practical aspects…

Former Minister Taubira makes official her candidacy for the French presidential elections

Former Justice Minister Christiane Taubira today announced her candidacy for the French presidency in the elections scheduled for April, with a campaign focused on capitalising on citizens’ discontent with social injustices. For several weeks, the senior civil servant under socialist…

Global network to eliminate nuclear weapons calls on the United States, Russia, the UK, France and China to match words with actions

In 1970, at the height of the Cold War, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) came into force. Under the Treaty, which today includes all but five UN member states, five states acknowledged to possess nuclear weapons, the United States, Russia,…

We must refuse the Europeanization of French deterrence through the FCAS

· Mounir Satouri (Greens/EFA, EELV) · Jordi Solé i Ferrando (Greens/EFA, Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya) · Diana Riba i Giner (Greens/EFA, Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya) · Özlem Demirel (GUE, Die Linke)   Germany, Spain and France have entered, these past few…

Who can become a parent in France?

What’s at stake here is more than a legal technicality Written by Laila Le Guen, Chloe Matz Families that do not fit into the “traditional” cisgender heterosexual mold have existed for decades and have progressively gained acceptance in French society.…

France calls up 4,400 officers to enforce 6pm curfew in Paris amid rising Covid-19 infections and compliance concerns

The French authorities have vowed to increase their presence on the streets this weekend as France struggles to enforce a 6pm-6am curfew amid soaring Covid-19 infections across the country and in the capital. “If the police find groups of people…

Algeria says France must take responsibility for nuclear waste in Sahara

Algeria’s senior military official, Bouzid Boufrioua, has called on France to take responsibility for the waste left in the Sahara after its nuclear tests there in the 1960s. Brigadier General Boufrioua is the head of the combat engineering department of…

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