Emmanuel Macron – a populist elitist?

by Enja Sæthren

Enja Sæthren NEWWe got lucky this time. France said no to xenophobia, closed borders and hatred by electing Emmanuel Macron as the next president of the French Republic with 66 % of the votes. The French refused to follow in the footsteps of the British and the Americans, but how confident can we really be that this was the last battle? Has the fight against right-wing extremism already been won?

What counts except the success of Marine Le Pen

Posted on 29. May 2014 by Apollonia Khan Since Sunday I can see hundreds of Facebook status’ on how unbelievably foolish – not to say plain stupid – French citizens have been. But is this appropriate? The fact that those results – great victory of the Front National and absolute debacle of the Socialist Party – … Continue reading What counts except the success of Marine Le Pen

New year, no Schengen. Romania’s diplomatic defense and lack of policy response

Posted on 18. December 2013 by Doris Manu 1st of January 2014, the date when Romania and Bulgaria were supposed to enter the Schengen area, is just around the corner, yet the magic is not going to happen. We know it from Jose Manual Barroso, the president of the European Commission, who reassured the French about … Continue reading New year, no Schengen. Romania’s diplomatic defense and lack of policy response