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 […]

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 […]

Is France set for a second Le Pen-Macron showdown?

The first round of voting in the French presidential election will happen Sunday — and despite expectations of the last few years, the run-up appears increasingly anti-climactic. But not all is said and done in the campaign. Continue reading on The Spectator Pictures are Creative Commons

EU Green Policies Back On The Table

Russia’s war in Ukraine has shaken every political consensus in Europe. Within weeks, Germany’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline deal with Moscow was cancelled, and the principle of not sending weapons to war zones went out the window. Just three years ago, French President Emmanuel Macron called NATO “braindead.” Now, nobody in Europe is echoing this […]

France’s Presidential Election: Frustration Or Indifference

France recently held its regional elections—do not worry if you did not know, because apparently it was news to many French people as well. With a historic abstention rate of 66 percent, the French have never cared less for who is governing their region. In some regions, less than 12 percent of eligible voters took to the […]