Nicolas Sarkozy

The Parisian political elite has lost touch with reality and the public

‘No matter how grim the outlook or how politicians squabble over what to do, Germans stick to their idealistic concept of Europe’

The euro would never have got off the ground if it had been put to national referendums, nor would the bailouts or austerity plans

In the first of an occasional series, we examine how and why hostility to Jews has re-emerged in France. The research for this article has been generously supported by the Hertog/Simon Fund for Policy Analysis

After four frustrating years, the French President is unpopular. But as his Socialist rival, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, falters, Sarkozy may yet hang on

France’s First Lady lives a pampered, cloistered existence and regularly abuses her privileged position

‘Achieving peace in the Middle East is everyone’s pet project. It’s a sure-fire way to gain immortal fame for otherwise colourless politicians’