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Rippling Effects of the German Political Stalemate

By Kenji Hosokawa Italy, December 21, 2017 The recent failure of Merkel’s CDU (Christian Democratic Union) to achieve a grand coalition between the Green party and the Free Democrats has resulted in a political stalemate within Germany. Merkel now has […]

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France’s moderate Macron leads far-right Le Pen in final round of presidential race May 7

By Axel Krause Paris, April 24, 2017   In what Britain's Daily Mail tabloid termed the « New French Revolution, » and in what amounted to a devastating blow to long-governing left and


France’s first round of voting for President remains unpredictable as three men and a woman battle for victory

By Axel Krause Paris, April 20, 2017 With two months to go, Britain's Economist noted the heated, divergent, infighting among the leading four, plus seven fringe, candidates had made it

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Trump-inspired, Nationalistic Populism Mounting Fast in Europe, Notably in Austria, Italy and France

By Axel Krause   Paris, December 1, 2016   Germany's influential magazine Der Spiegel online last week proclaimed Donald Trump's victory not only a « political earthquake » at home, but « bolstered both right-wing

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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,


Interview with France’s Socialist European Affairs Minister Bernard Cazeneuve: Whither Europe?

Paris, September 24, 2012 by Axel Krause   At 49, Bernard Cazeneuve is a dapper, articulate, low-key, and experienced Socialist politician and former mayor of Cherbourg. He was  picked by Pres

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European Athletes: Going for the Gold?

The Olympic Games of London 2012 are beginning today with the Opening ceremony that will show the best of the host nation's culture. The Artistic Director of the


US health-care versus European health-care: are they becoming similar?

On June 28, 2012, the US Supreme Court made an historic decision. The Supreme Court declared constitutional the Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as “Obamacare”. Health-care insurance


Who's Coming to a White House Dinner Next Week – from France?

By Axel Krause, Contributing Editor March 23, 2010 She is 42, glamorous, svelte, a successful pop singer-composer, formerly a top model, divorced, and reportedly wants to act in Woody Allen's

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