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No, You Can’t Opt Out of French Social Charges

No, You Can’t Opt Out of French Social Charges

As the red-capped tax revolt rumbles on there is at least one group French authorities are watching very closely indeed – small businessmen gathered behind the too-closely-shorn-sheep protest. While Ras-le-bol (fed-up) has become one of the most widely-used headline catchphrases in France today, tax revolt groups are uniting under a national protest banner — the CNMP – Coordination […]

Hollande: Decisive Abroad, Ditherer at Home

Hollande: Decisive Abroad, Ditherer at Home

The two faces of Hollande: decisive abroad, ditherer at home (via AFP) A decisive action-taker ready to send French troops into harm’s way. A hapless ditherer who backtracks at the first sign of dissent. These are the two public faces of Socialist French President Francois Hollande, who in his first full year in office…  

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