Farage claims Ukip may have common ground with France’s Front National Ukip leader says anti-EU parties may be able to form ‘blocking minority’ in European parliament.
US-led attack on Syria reduced to ‘coalition a deux’ Barack Obama may get broad political support to punish Bashar al-Assad, but only France looks likely to join in military action.
John Kerry statement on Syria polarises world leaders Iran and Russia stand alongside Bashar al-Assad’s regime while the UK, France and Australia follow Washington’s lead.
David Cameron denounces French ‘ambush’ on Britain’s EU rebate PM accuses EU of mismanagement following summit in which France and Italy said to demand slight adjustment to UK rebate.
Francois Hollande pledge on political transparency watered down by MPs French anti-corruption law weakened as false information is criminalised but public get only limited access to asset files.
The UK and France’s activism to end the EU arms embargo may have backfired as Assad announces receipt of S-300 missiles The history of conflicts suggests they are easier to escalate than to de-escalate – something events in Syria have demonstrated in abundance over the last few days. Moves by UK and France to end […]
On Wednesday 22 May the Prime Minister and French President, François Hollande, announced that both countries will be signing up to the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI). EITI was set up to help tackle corruption, to improve the way revenues from oil, gas and minerals are managed and to make sure that people across the […]
• French minister stresses “pragmatic” cooperation• Europe’s two largest military powers could set the pace for other countries Euroscepticism might be spreading across Britain – and other EU countries — but it does not appear to be affecting Britain’s relations with France. At least not in one important area. Far from it. Cooperation between the […]
This isn’t a uniquely French problem – EU nations of various political hues are in trouble because of a fixation on austerity Today’s BBC headline fairly trumpets the news: “French economy returns to recession”. Funny how we Brits seem happy if our trans-Manche neighbours are doing a wee bit worse than we are. Especially if […]
French economy shrinks 0.2% in first three months of 2013, new data shows Graeme Wearden