The CEO’s Compass – French business environment flash report

I am launching a new, regular tool today, called the CEO’s Compass. The issues of this regular business environment flash report will tackle political risks, ongoing legislation, economic and regulative controversies in France – so that companies can always be prepared for what is to come. The CEO’s Compass will be published every 4-5 weeks, Read More …

37. Charlie Hebdo: a clash of civilizations?

In this moment, many Europeans think that Huntington’s “clash of civilizations” thesis was right – especially those who react to the Charlie Hebdo murders the most emotionally. Are they right? Or is it a self-fulfilling prophecy? This is a serious issue we have to debate, openly, honestly, publicly. Muslims, Christians, Atheists… Of course, not everybody refers Read More …

36. Sarkozy, again

A few hours ago, Nicolas Sarkozy announced on Facebook that he would seek the presidency of his party, the UMP. He did not say outright that he wanted to run for President of the Republic again, but evidently, that is the case. His announcement is no surprise, the political elite knew it would come – Read More …

33. The shadow of war

This Friday, former World War II allies will mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day. All of them has come a long way since 1944, and especially France. Now these countries have to remember that the factors that brought them together to cooperate during World War II and immediately thereafter, are still here with us. Read More …

30. Marine Le Pen and the French seism

Though opinion polls predicted that the National Front of Marine Le Pen would win this European Parliamentary election, the actual numbers came as a shock to the French political elite. Rethoric question: why? Then: what will be the reaction? First of all, the lead of Marine Le Pen’s party is not one or two percentage Read More …