Sylvain Kahn

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Grèce : François Hollande et sa fausse légende

Dans son discours de "renoncement" prononcé jeudi comme dans le livre de confidences paru début octobre François Hollande se dressait un portrait de …

Opinion: Is Turkey coming in from the cold in Europe?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkey is facing the largest wave of terror attacks in its history -- in the past six months alone, the country has been hit by five deadly attacks.<p>Islamic State (IS) has targeted Istanbul twice and Ankara once since October 2015, killing at least 120 people, and the Kurdistan Workers Party …

Middle East

This Is Why Europe's New Deal On Refugees Could Put Women At Risk

Returning refugees to risk further compounds a journey already rife with gender violence risks, experts tell BuzzFeed News.<p>A deal announced on Friday between the European Union and Turkey aims to discourage the dangerous journey more than 1 million refugees have made across the Mediterranean Sea, …

Northern Europe

Greek Minister Compares Refugee Camp To Nazi Concentration Camp

His remarks came shortly before the EU struck a deal with Turkey to return tens of thousands of refugees from Greece.<p>A Greek minister has compared a refugee camp in Macedonia to the notorious Nazi concentration camp Dachau - hours before EU leaders struck a deal with Turkey to return thousands of …

North Africa

EU-Turkey deal to return refugees from Greece comes into force

The deal between the EU and Turkey on returning migrants who cross the Aegean sea to Greece has come into effect. Any refugees arriving in Greece can now expect to be sent back to Turkey if they do not apply for asylum or if their claim is rejected.<p>The deal between the EU and Turkey, struck on …

Human Rights

From 'welcome' to 'enough' _ Europe's migrant view shifts

PARIS (AP) — Last fall, soccer fans celebrated refugee children at a legendary Munich stadium; today, European voters are boosting anti-immigrant political parties and governments are closing their gates to new arrivals. The refrain of Europe's migrant crisis has changed from "welcome" to "enough …

Vote sanction contre la CDU d'Angela Merkel en Allemagne | Actualités | Reuters

par Madeline Chambers et Tina Bellon<p>A Trier, en Rhénanie-Palatinat. Les Allemands ont sanctionné l'Union chrétienne-démocrate (CDU) de la chancelière Angela Merkel dimanche lors d'élections dans trois Länder, rejetant sa politique d'accueil des réfugiés et se tournant massivement vers le parti …

Europe

En Grèce, les réfugiés se sentent abandonnés

L'Union Européenne a réaffirmé son soutien à la Grèce, lors d'un sommet extraodinaire à Bruxelles. Pourtant, à la frontière entre la Grèce et la …

Angela Merkel's party suffers in German state votes as she faces most serious challenge to her power

The Christian Democrats lost two out of three regional states in the elections, according to exit polls<p>Angela Merkel was reeling from a series of election losses on Sunday that could be the most serious challenge she has faced to her power in Germany.<p>The vote, on what the German press called “Super …

Polling

Angela Merkel: enigmatic leader of a divided land

It is often said that Angela Merkel is the most powerful woman in the world. She is probably also the most powerful figure in the history of the European Union. She has been German chancellor for a decade. And yet, despite having so much power for so long, she remains a mystery.<p>We have little idea …

Europe

Les flous juridiques de l’arrangement entre l’UE et la Turquie

Si le potentiel arrangement entre l’UE et la Turquie ne remet pas en cause la convention de Genève, il n’est pas en accord avec le traitement des …

Turquie

Les Grecs se sentent trahis par les capitales européennes

Alexis Tsipras doit dénoncer, lundi, à Bruxelles, la fermeture de la route des Balkans, lors du sommet avec la Turquie sur la question des …

Europe

UK research links ‘stronger with Germany and France than US’

British academics have proportionally stronger links with France and Germany than the United States, according to analysis that makes plain the …

University of Cambridge

Why pensions are the new flashpoint in Greece's crisis

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Combine a rapidly aging population, a depleted work force and leaky finances and any country's pension system would be in …

Europe

Greek farmers deliver ultimatum to Tsipras

After a month of blockading roads in protest at reforms, farmers will sit down with the government this week in Athens for a make-or-break meeting<p>Some lean on shepherds’ staffs, others stand against tractors and trucks as the last rays of a brilliant winter sun cast shadows across the Saronic …

Europe

In Athens, thousands of Afghan refugees are living in public parks as their path north is blocked

A devastating refugee bottleneck has left thousands of men, women and children languishing on blankets and cardboard in public parks in Greece and has brought diplomatic tensions in Europe to new highs.<p>The new phase of Europe's migrant crisis emerged in recent days after some Balkan nations began …

North Africa

Swiss bank Credit Suisse warns the eurozone could collapse in case of a European recession

Credit Suisse recently warned the eurozone could collapse in the event of a fresh downturn or recession in Europe. Economists at the Swiss bank in a …

Associated Press News

Refugee crisis - What to expect next from Merkel & Co.

The chancellor promised Germans that she’d handle the refugee crisis. Her preference is for a European solution. But whether she succeeds will be …

The cosmopolitan-communitarian divide explains Britain’s EU split

PUBLISHED by YouGov yesterday, the above map caught my eye. Using a 80,000-strong panel of voters, the pollsters have ranked 188 of the 206 local …

Hungarian PM vows to resist EU's 'misguided' migrant policy | News Home | Reuters

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban condemned on Sunday the European Union’s failure to get to grips with its migrant crisis and vowed to resist pressure to take in more migrants, saying they would bring crime, terrorism and other problems.<p>Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor …

North Africa

Pope Francis: Angela Merkel got angry when I called Europe 'a barren woman'

Pope Francis has revealed that he received an angry phone call from Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany after he compared Europe to a “barren woman”.<p>In a speech to the European parliament in November 2014 the pope delivered a withering attack on a “haggard” Europe which he said was “now a …

Christianity

Migrants stranded in Greece, face eviction in France

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — At flashpoints near borders on either side of Europe, authorities tried Tuesday to force back migrants desperate to begin new …

Asylum Seekers

Could Germany, like Austria, close borders to refugees?

Austria has reversed its asylum policy: The nation has opted for a strict cap on refugees, barbed-wire fences and isolation instead of welcome …

The Netherlands and Germany as European Defense Pioneers

<i>By Karlijn Jans</i><p>On February 4th, Dutch Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen signed a new deal paving the way for the full integration of their countries' naval units. When this agreement enters into force, it will push Germany and the …

The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe—The Roots of The Crisis (Part Two)

<i>and is reproduced here for the first time. Read the first part of this essay on the nature of exploitation and accumulation in the Soviet and eastern</i> …

Political Science