Macron’s Next Challenge

Left-wing voters helped Emmanuel Macron defeat far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen in the runoff vote of France’s presidential election in April, making him the first head of state since 2002 to get a second term. However, now the French National Assembly is up for reelection a mere two months after the presidential vote. The schedule […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP74: RyanAir being kind of awesome, “Rumscholzen”, and Germany eyes cannabis legalisation (w/ Daniel Kaddik)

We’re back! In this week’s episode: 🧑‍✈️ RyanAir goes after state aid cases 🇩🇪 Fred Roeder explain “rumscholzen” and the German SPD’s troubles 🌿 Germany considers cannabis legalisation (w/ Daniel Kaddik) Follow Daniel Kaddik on Twitter @DKaddik. Check out the European Liberal Forum: https://liberalforum.eu/ — Check out these websites if you want support Ukraine financially: […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP72: Macron re-elected, Poland and Bulgaria cut off, and Timmermans is wrong on F2F

Bill Wirtz going solo in this week’s episode, with these topics: 🇫🇷 Macron re-elected in France’s presidential election 🏭 Poland and Bulgaria cut off Russias natural gas 🚜 Commissioner Timmermans says tackles opportunistic critics of F2F Check out these websites if you want support Ukraine financially: https://www.blue-yellow.lt/en/ https://how-to-help-ukraine-now.super.site/?fbclid=IwAR2HawZT-H0iLD08QdXDMBG2qFKA3dpHsjDXt7bppN092YP2TVnQuDJ4j8A May 5, 2022 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you […]

Macron Will Have Little Time to Savor His Victory

Emmanuel Macron’s defeat of Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election on Sunday was a victory for moderation over extremism. But despite the collective sigh of relief from the EU and many in the West, Macron’s work is just beginning and the road ahead is filled with obstacles.  “Many of our compatriots voted for me […]

Emmanuel Macron’s fleeting win

In France’s presidential runoff vote on Sunday, incumbent Emmanuel Macron defeated nationalist contender Marine Le Pen. This makes the center-left Macron the first president since 2002 to get a second term, though he is also one of the least popular politicians in French history. Compared to 2017, Macron dropped by more than seven percentage points […]

Election présidentielle: un malaise pour les Européens

Pour l’Europe, l’élection présidentielle en France tombe très mal. En effet, après la fin du règne d’Angela Merkel, les candidats au leadership de l’Union ne sont pas légion. Une victoire de Marine Le Pen rebattrait complètement les cartes à ce niveau.  L’Europe suit toujours assez nerveusement les événements de la politique française, car ils sont […]

Marine Le Pen takes on the king of Europe

Last Sunday marked the beginning of the French presidential vote; the runoff election will take place on April 24, and incumbent president Emmanuel Macron winning again is no sure thing. If she plays her cards right, challenger Marine Le Pen has a legitimate shot at becoming the next president of France. Continue reading at The […]

Can Emmanuel Macron Win His Rematch With Marine LePen?

On Sunday, French voters headed to the polls to vote in the first round of the presidential election. Incumbent Emmanuel Macron won 27 percent of the vote and his arch-rival Marine Le Pen 23 percent, setting up a repeat of the 2017 election for the second round, scheduled for April 24.  Continue reading at The Dispatch […]