France

open borders

Coronavirus marks the end of open borders in Europe

April 6, 2020 11:05 am

Economically Europe may move to the left, but socially, the direction will be to the right

frexit

Could coronavirus lead to Frexit?

April 5, 2020 11:11 am

The Frexit debate, like a sea serpent, surfaces and submerges

urine

How to sample your own urine

April 3, 2020 3:48 pm

Michael took an imaginary draft and did that thoughtful, rabbity connoisseur’s tasting thing with his mouth

liberte

Liberté, égalité and fraternité are being put to the test in France

April 3, 2020 12:32 pm

Memes have started circulating on social media, among which is one inviting people to name the day when they’ll crack

french

Macron’s updated coronavirus statistics will test French morale

March 31, 2020 11:57 am

Napoleon thought that ‘in war, moral power is to physical as three parts out of four’

france

Is France being pushed to breaking point?

March 30, 2020 11:58 am

The school term officially ends this Friday and psychologically this will test the resolve of the country

france

Can we trust France’s coronavirus casualty count?

March 29, 2020 3:08 pm

Not all states are carrying out the same number of tests per million people

macron merkel

‘Germany will pay!’ is Macron’s coronavirus mantra

March 27, 2020 12:40 pm

Without the weight and prestige of the northern states corona bonds will not go ahead

glass hadley freeman

For Jews in Occupied France, survival was a matter of luck

March 26, 2020 6:50 pm

House of Glass: The Story and Secrets of a 20th-Century Jewish Family by Hadley Freeman reviewed

discipline

Why does Britain lack the lockdown discipline of France?

March 25, 2020 1:01 pm

Arguably no other country in the last half a century has undergone such a wholescale transformation of its national character than the British

france

France’s downward spiral of coronavirus repression

March 24, 2020 11:15 am

French ‘confinement’ is now approaching house arrest for its 67 million citizens

french

My life as a French prisoner of coronavirus ‘war’

March 23, 2020 12:14 pm

On my small fifth floor apartment I’ve devised a daily exercise routine using packs of bottled water as dumbbells and an extension cable as a skipping rope

hannah arendt

My love affair with Hannah Arendt

March 19, 2020 5:15 pm

Stoned out of our minds on a few puffs, we watched in awed silence, hanging on her every word, every clause, every sentence

macron

Coronavirus is pushing Macron’s government to breaking point

March 19, 2020 11:44 am

Will the French way of life ever recover?

parisians

Macron’s ‘war’ on coronavirus is bringing out the best and worst in Parisians

March 17, 2020 4:49 pm

I had intended to return to Britain at the end of last week but I've decided to stick it out

paris

Paris is increasingly lawless — but the middle-classes don’t seem to care

March 3, 2020 12:23 pm

Paris is not yet burning, but it will need a tough, honest and determined mayor to make the people feel more secure

macron

Macron lacks Boris’s Napoleonic flair

March 3, 2020 11:27 am

For all his success in battle, a question mark hangs over Macron’s ability to win the all-important war of 2022

islamic extremism

Can Macron halt the rise of Islamic extremism?

February 24, 2020 11:42 am

The French left are ready to accommodate Islamists if they think it will boost their election prospects

macron

Macron’s British charm offensive is only just getting started

February 19, 2020 3:21 pm

What could a permanent foreign and security alliance between Britain and France look like?

macron

What Macron wants in the post-Brexit negotiations

February 4, 2020 10:48 am

The French president has a Gaullist view of the world

emmanuel macron

French disconnection: how Emmanuel Macron went from savior to failure

January 26, 2020 1:50 pm

Macron needs help and his new best friend, bizarrely, is Britain’s prime minister

french women

French women do get fat

January 25, 2020 3:34 pm

The effortlessly stick-thin Parisienne is a mythical creature

je suis charlie

Whatever happened to ‘Je suis Charlie’?

January 10, 2020 10:01 am

The magazine stands for the freedom to publish things others might vehemently disagree with

emmanuel macron

2020 looks set to be a miserable year for Emmanuel Macron

December 31, 2019 10:56 am

His radical reform agenda for Europe has been undermined

nato

Trump is saving Nato

December 4, 2019 12:32 pm

Isn’t it bromantic?