Tag Archives: France

The recent protests in France have shown us the fragility of a Western developed nation to tackle social issues that have been brewing within its mist for decades already, slowing eating away at the very fabric of the contract that exists between the citizens of the nation and the political class that represents them. Make… Continue reading

Something really fishy happened this summer regarding one of Europe’s biggest companies – Lafarge SA – yet the media has kept the story on the down low, with only a few major publications reporting on this. The French company was placed under formal investigation over allegations that it financed terrorist groups, including the Islamic State,… Continue reading

As we’ve all seen in the last couple of days, the conflict between Iran and Israel has escalated to a level unseen before, threatening the already fragile stability of the Middle East, a region that has been plagued with an active civil war in Syria and countless other proxy wars between various factions. The question… Continue reading

The so-called Kazakhgate scandal first emerged in October 2012, when the French magazine Le Canard Enchainé published an investigation allegedly revealing how France interfered with the Belgian legislative process on behalf of Patokh Chodiev and his asociates. The proof for this scenario was a note, dated 28 June 2011, attributed to Etienne des Rosaies, a person… Continue reading

Now that the Presidential Elections are finally over and the new President of the Fifth Republic of France is confirmed to be Emmanuel Macron, the centrist candidate that ran the „En Marche!” platform, let’s take a closer look at some of the most serious aspects of the campaign and how it might affect the outcome… Continue reading

Kazakhgate is the name of a widespread story in the Belgian media, according to which a change in the Belgian Code of Criminal Procedure happened because of some negotiations between the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his counterpart in Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. More specifically, Nazarbayev agreed to buy some 40 helicopters from France only… Continue reading

A former French budget minister is on trial for tax fraud. 63 years old Jerome Cahuzac faces up to seven years in prison and a €2million fine if he is convicted. His ex-wife, a Swiss banker and a Dubai-based lawyer are co-defendants in this case.   The 12 years old message It is the year… Continue reading