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France and Germany diverging: EU economic problems continue

Whenever I want to hastily evaluate how Europe is doing economically, I take a macro look at the French and German economies. The famous « couple Franco-Allemand ». Germany and France, are Europe’s locomotive, political scientists like to say. They pull the … Continue reading

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Critical year for the E.U: Bond problems ahead?

If you’re following loosely European economics and politics, you might be mistaken into thinking the crisis is over, Spain and Ireland are nearly out of the recession, Greece is showing better than expected figures, at least according to its prime … Continue reading

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Krugman’s Fallacious Defense of the French economy: Intellectual Bankruptcy of a great economist

The famous liberal political economist Paul Krugman published a series of blog posts accusing S&P French downgrade to be a political step.  Last week, S&P downgraded the French solvency rating from AA+ to AA, a relatively solid notation, but not … Continue reading

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NFFY: No Future for French Youth

Stumbled upon a great piece of reporting from Maria Finoshina that overlooks the main issue in France today: Youth Unemployment.     A small refresher: Socialist president Hollande declared on his independence day speech that the « crisis was behind us » … Continue reading

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A note on France’s « Socialist » goverment

The only visible sign that the French government is a socialist one is the fact that it doesn’t take IMF recommendations seriously. And that’s about it. I remember well a month or so before Hollande’s elections, downtown Paris talk was … Continue reading

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