Reports by Matthieu Choblet

France Suffers Renewed Terrorist Attack

France, 15 Jun - 14 Jul 2016

Attacks spark new debate on national security ++ Labour Market reform passed at a high cost ++ Euro 2016: No happy ending for “les bleus”. by Matthieu Choblet
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Depraved Suburbs & Dashed Politics in the Regions: Tensions Everywhere

France, 06 Oct - 02 Nov 2015

Riots in suburbia: ten years on ++ Another shift to the right ++ Regional elections lie ahead. by Matthieu Choblet
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Popular Satire Show Banned from Free-to-Air TV

France, 14 Jul - 10 Aug 2015

TV show ‘Les Guignols’: Are the buffoons being muzzled? ++ Hollande’s ideas for France and Europe flouted by opposition ++ Cattle breeders protest against low meat prices by Matthieu Choblet
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Au Revoir Monsieur Le Pen – National Front Patriarch Loses Grip

France, 20 Apr - 18 May 2015

Jean-Marie Le Pen loses power struggle against his daughter ++ A history of female suffrage ++ François Hollande visits Cuba. by Matthieu Choblet
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Local Elections – Will the Far-Right Gain More Influence?

France, 23 Feb - 22 Mar 2015

Departmental elections put political system under stress ++ France granted two more years to comply with European budget rule ++ Tragic helicopter crash leaves ten dead ++ Alleged death of Bouygues’ CEO Martin Bouygues. by Matthieu Choblet
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Restless Sarkozy: Re-elected Party Head Promises to Unwind the Socialist Presidency

France, 20 Nov - 19 Dec 2014

Sarkozy head of party again, Socialists and National Front on the defensive ++ Shop openings and industry shut-downs ++ Violence and anti-Semitism. by Matthieu Choblet
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France a Nobel Laureate and yet in Decline?

France, 09 Oct - 22 Oct 2014

Government reforms: just courtesy or simply the right thing? ++ Nobel Prize surprise for Frenchmen ++ Right-wing intellectual in doubt about French virility. by Matthieu Choblet
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Ministers’ Rebellion leads to Government Reshuffle

France, 14 Aug - 10 Sep 2014

Government reshuffle in midst of ongoing political trouble ++ President’s ex publishes nasty accusations ++ Freed hostages identify their tormentor. by Matthieu Choblet
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Workers on Strike at Avignon Arts Festival

France, 03 Jul - 16 Jul 2014

Start of Avignon arts festival delayed as arts workers dread benefit cut ++ Sarkozy against the red judge: Is France being “berlusconised”? ++ French football team returns home after quarterfinals. by Matthieu Choblet
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European Elections: Chilly prospects, anger and division

France, 08 May - 21 May 2014

Little enthusiasm before European Parliament Elections ++ Manuel Valls’ government programme takes form ++ Cannes: disappointed love and cheap soft porn. by Matthieu Choblet
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Manuel Valls emerges victorious from Municipal Elections

France, 27 Mar - 09 Apr 2014

Election results mark a turn to the right ++ Death of an ogre: Jacques Le Goff passed away ++ Rwandan genocide: France not prepared to ‘face the truth’? by Matthieu Choblet
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New Entries in the Panthéon – France pays Tribute to her Female Heroes

France, 13 Feb - 26 Feb 2014

French government honours heroes of the Resistance ++ Strong resistance of airport opponents ++ Former mayor and tycoon in custody over vote-buying. by Matthieu Choblet
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Notorious Comedian’s Gesture sparks Debate on Freedom of Speech

France, 15 Dec - 15 Jan 2014

La quenelle: the “obscene clowning of a pitiful buffoon” ++ Heavy storms in Brittany – again ++ President Hollande’s New Year’s resolution. by Matthieu Choblet
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Matthieu Choblet

Matthieu holds a doctorate in Political economy, with a focus on the European Monetary Union and financial markets. Prior to his doctoral thesis, he studied politics, economics and languages in England, France and Germany. He enjoys a dual Franco-German citizenship and is committed to promoting the European idea. Matthieu lives and works in Saarbrücken.

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