Sunday the 6th of May 2012 might become a significant date in European politics. The Greek election results and above all the election of Francois Hollande as new French President might be the start of political change in Europe. I (and others on SEJ) have argued for a long time that the Angela Merkel driven European [...]
At the moment, the Euro Area is stagnating, unemployment is rising and the entire banking system is dangerously fragile – in Nouriel Roubini’s phrase, we are watching a slow motion train wreck. But if the opinion polls are right, Francois Hollande will very soon be President of the French Republic and economic policy in the [...]
Professor Philippe Marliere of University College London (UCL) gives his inaugural lecture and analyses the Parti Socialiste Primary for the 2012 Presidential Election in France. This post is part of the ‘Basic Values Debate’ jointly organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Social Europe Journal. Read more on social democratic parties: ‘The Future of the SPD as a Catch-All Party’. The [...]
As part of the Basic Values Debate, jointly organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Social Europe Journal, we talked to Axelle Lemaire, the PS candidate for the North of Europe constituency, about social democratic values in France and Europe. The conversation was recorded at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung London Office on 16th March 2012.
The French Socialists have put in place a key building block for the Presidential campaign, but they will have to make some tough decisions if the equality roadmap is to avoid the pitfalls that lie ahead. With around 18 months until the next French presidential election, Martine Aubry’s Parti Socialiste is back in the business [...]