Monthly Archives: December 2011

Year in Review: Our top stories from 2011

What a wild year it’s been. From the fall of DSK to the fall of the euro, 2011 was… well it was a major downer for most parties. We launched Carnet Atlantique in January with the aim of examining top … Continue reading

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No arrest for French journalist

In good news for people who love bad news: France has refused to arrest a journalist wanted for contempt in the former Yugoslavia. The Washington Post reports that the French government has refused to carry out an arrest mandate against … Continue reading

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Merde hitting the fan

So everyone knows by now about Christian Noyer, the governor of the Banque de France, arguing Britain’s credit rating should be downgraded in the wake of the eurozone crisis. This comes as France faces the prospect of being the next … Continue reading

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France the perpetual eurozone loser?

Reuters columinst Pierre Briancon had some pretty stinging criticism for French President Nicholas Sarkozy in a recent blog. According to Briancon, France has been a perpetual loser when it comes to the eurozone crisis. Briancon argues that while many believe … Continue reading

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The mad scramble to save the euro

Despite President Sarkozy’s best efforts to stave off a total economic collapse, Reuters has just reported that France will likely join the US in losing its AAA credit rating. The news agency recently conducted a snap survey with 13 top … Continue reading

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