Europe’s new president shows how the right is giving in to the left

On Tuesday, the European Parliament approved Ursula von der Leyen to be the new president of the European Commission, the EU’s effective executive branch. She will become the first woman to hold the post, and the least popular from the get-go: she netted a majority of only nine votes (383) over of the necessary 374.

Von der Leyen est Juncker… en vert

Ursula von der Leyen, nouvelle présidente de la Commission européenne, élue hier à 9 voix près, annonce un programme antilibéral sous forme d’attaques en règle contre les consommateurs et les classes moyennes.

Social democracy is dead, long live socialism

Europe has been hit by a Green wave in politics, with environmentalists structurally outperforming establishment social democrat parties. But it isn’t so much about climate change as it is a rebranding of socialism for young voters. Beware of the consequences.

France shows what you get with democratic socialism

Strikes and blockades have spread across France as President Emmanuel Macron spends his time touring Europe with a new EU agenda.The French state-run railway service, SNCF, is currently dealing with massive strikes on both the regional and the high-speed inter-city lines. The unions CGT and SUD-Rail are striking in opposition to any change in the […]