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The Pyrénées – A European Mountain Range that Challenges the Alps for Beauty, Diversity, Culture, and Links to America

By Axel Krause Bagnères-de-Bigorre, France September 26, 2016 Last month my wife and I wound up several weeks of travel here, a fin-de-siècle town famous for its thermal spa, biking, golf and relaxed hiking nestled in the western portion of […]

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Brexit Breversal?

Paris, July 5, 2016   By Axel Krause Saturday's enthusiastic, pro-EU demonstrations in London by many thousands for a second referendum on whether or not to leave the EU was only



Paris, June 22, 2016   By Axel Krause As of this writing, the latest polls and views of savvy observers show the nation firmly, stubbornly divided over whether to vote « Yes »

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Greek Leaders Bow to Tough Reforms; Defusing a Nightmarish EU Crisis

Buguéles, France, July 15, 2015 By Axel Krause   Barely a week or so ago, deadlocked, acrimonious  negotiations between Greek leaders and the nation's creditors over easing record, multi-billion-euro debt and


France’s Ex-President Sarkozy Leads Mainstream Conservatives to Victory in Local Elections

Paris, April 1, 2015 By Axel Krause In a determined comeback, France's former president, ever hard-driving and conservative Nicolas Sarkozy with allies on Sunday won a critical two-round, nationwide


Greece, Still in the Economic Woods, Facing a Skeptical, German-led EU

Paris, February 10, 2015 By Axel Krause What you might call a dangerous game of “EU chicken” made headlines following a news conference on February 5th in Berlin. Following tense,


After Sunday’s Massive Anti-Terrorism Unity March in France – What Next?

Paris, January 12, 2015 By Axel Krause As one of several million men and women, including more than 40 world leaders, who yesterday took to France's streets to support freedom


OECD Warns Lobbying Worldwide Needs More Transparency and Tougher Regulation

Paris, December 16, 2014 By Axel Krause Since the earliest days of Western civilization, lobbying has been a fact of public life, amid controversy, criticism and attempts at reform that


Launching Historic French Frigate for a U.S. Tour Highlights Outlook for Increasingly Strong TransAtlantic Cooperation and Leadership

Rochefort-sur-Mer France September 12, 2014 By Axel Krause This past weekend many throughout the Western alliance  worried if a Washington-EU led initiative to enforce a shaky cease-fire in the Ukraine would

Moving on New Leadership, the EU Elects Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Juncker as Commission President

Paris, July 2, 2014 By Axel Krause When in 2005 France and the Netherlands rejected by referendum the draft Treaty of Lisbon, former EU Commission President Jacques Delors

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