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On September, 19 the French President François Hollande paid a visit in Athens, Greece, and had protocol discussions with the troika of coalition government and the President of the Republic Mr. Karolos Papoulias. Accidentally, this day the mass media were on strike and unfortunately the only coverage made was by the public television, where the… » read more

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The rise of tax imposition rate for wealthy people in France has pushed Gerard Depardieu to launch an unprecedented polemique against Hollande’s administration. The outcome of the statement struggle ended up a couple of days ago, when Vladimir Putin decided to give Russian passport to Depardieu after the first denied his French citizenship.

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The International Monetary Fund in its annual report on November 5th refers to the possible threat of competitiveness deficit that is impeding growth in France. It is emphasizing on the danger France could turn into similar condition as in Spain and Italy, where zero-growth levels pressed both to adopt austerity measures in order to control… » read more

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The Jospin Committee in France was assumed with the burden of proposing and shaping a “new land for politics” through institutional reforms. The fundamental aim was to bring citizens and institutions closer in order to displace the burden of decision-making and its departing points. Let us examine the most crucial ones.

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In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the African Union approved a couple of days ago a political road map for Mali that foresees elections by April 2013 towards restoring stability after the coup d’état of last March. In addition, the Council of the African Union agrees to thaw Mali’s participation in the Union so that the country… » read more

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The French President’s bi-annual plan for the refreshment of France’s economy was expected to be a well-organized series of development measures, including the confrontation against the increasing rates of unemployment, the invigoration of national economy and competitiveness, and the battle against public deficit. Yet, this plan finally seems to follow the line of austerity measures… » read more

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