Calais
Front PageSpecial Edition: European Migrant CrisisWorld

Calais: Looking back, forward, and beyond

Calais has been the topic of quite some international news coverage over the past weeks. Here is an update, looking back, forwards and beyond recent events. Calais: Looking back The third week of this new year saw an eviction order issued by French authorities to everyone living within 100 metres …

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Calais
Front PageSpecial Edition: European Migrant CrisisWorld

Of mud, hope, and borders: inside Calais unofficial refugee camps

At the French coast, next to two ferry terminals leading to the UK, two refugee camps have been existing for years, though never officially recognised by the French authorities. Calais and Dunkerque have grown significantly in recent months, as it has been getting more and more difficult for the asylum …

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Sarkó
Front PagePolitics

Brigitte Sarkó

M. Sarkó is Back The seductive power over the French electorate of the UMP leader, M. Sarkó, seems to experience an inexorable comeback. This is what the results of the French departmental elections suggest. The victory he obtained in the elections of March 29th represents a clear endorsement in view of …

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Le Pen
EuropePolitics

Marine Le Pen vs. European Unity

The triumph of Marine Le Pen ’s National Front (FN) at the first round of the French municipal elections on March 23rd is a profoundly worrying phenomenon for France and for Europe. Supporting strong anti-EU and anti-immigration policies, the FN won for the first time since 1995 the mayoralty of …

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