Prensa Sarkozy or the Symptom of Conservative Disorientation and Fragmentation in France

On Saturday November 29, the Union for Popular Majority (UMP) elected their new president through an internal procedure. The UMP thus put an end to the provisional trio that had been heading the French political party since the resignation of Jean-François Cope by the alleged fraud in the financing of the election campaign of 2012. But the UMP also sought with this internal campaign to reunite their members around a new political platform that would boost the 'inevitable candidacy' for the presidential elections of 2017, i.e. Nicolas Sarkozy's return to the Élysée Palace before the decline of the French Socialist Party and of the current President, François Hollande, who has collapsed at all levels of public opinion. 

Prensa Copts: Hope of the Middle East

Walking Next to the Wall (www.walkingnexttothewall.com), is the title of a documentary that is currently being released in several universities and cultural centres in Spain. It has been shot in several cities and towns of Egypt and is a true portrayal of a minority (10 million people) with weight in the Middle East: the Coptic Christians who, from the first century, live in a country that is crucial in the region.

Prensa France Adrift

The current situation of the French government continues to deteriorate every day. Last Tuesday, the cabinet headed by Manuel Valls saved a confidence vote by just 25 votes in the National Assembly, with 31 Socialist MPs locked in abstention and the Government saved by the votes of the Radical Party. The Valls II cabinet is thus very damaged to set forth the reforms it has presented upon its return from last August's holidays, and therefore, it seems difficult that they will survive in the medium term. In addition, surveys are stubborn when showing a terrible political panorama for the future of France, with the Socialist Party sinking and its voters fleeing to the populist and extremist ideas presented by the National Front and Marine Le Pen. President Hollande is already rejected by...

Prensa Ukraine's Crisis

On January 22, the protests against the Ukrainian government claimed the lives of three victims according to official sources or five according to the opposition. The sorrowful fact is tragically ironic because it happened on the Day of National Unity which celebrates the independence achieved in 1919. But there are at least two more paradoxes.

Prensa Ecco l’Italicum

'Ecco l'Italicum'. With this expression, Matteo Renzi presented last week to the public the new draft for the electoral reform to be discussed in the Palazzo Montecitorio, seat of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. Following the tradition of using Latin expressions to name the electoral laws–'Matarellum' (1993) and 'Porcellum'(2005)–the new law has been dubbed Italicum. According to the young secretary of the Partito Democratico, the name reflects the regenerative spirit that inspired the law: 'farà nascere one Nuova Repubblica' Renzi stated. 

Prensa Sarkozy or the Symptom of Conservative Disorientation and Fragmentation in France

12.04.2014. On Saturday November 29, the Union for Popular Majority (UMP) elected their new president through an internal procedure. The UMP thus put an end to the provisional trio that had been heading the French political party since the resignation of Jean-François Cope by the alleged fraud in the financing of the election campaign of 2012. But the UMP also sought with this internal campaign to reunite their members around a new political platform that would boost the 'inevitable candidacy' for the presidential elections of 2017, i.e. Nicolas Sarkozy's return to the Élysée Palace before the decline of the French Socialist Party and of the current President, François Hollande, who has collapsed at all levels of public opinion. 

Prensa Copts: Hope of the Middle East

11.18.2014. Walking Next to the Wall (www.walkingnexttothewall.com), is the title of a documentary that is currently being released in several universities and cultural centres in Spain. It has been shot in several cities and towns of Egypt and is a true portrayal of a minority (10 million people) with weight in the Middle East: the Coptic Christians who, from the first century, live in a country that is crucial in the region.

Prensa France Adrift

09.23.2014. The current situation of the French government continues to deteriorate every day. Last Tuesday, the cabinet headed by Manuel Valls saved a confidence vote by just 25 votes in the National Assembly, with 31 Socialist MPs locked in abstention and the Government saved by the votes of the Radical Party. The Valls II cabinet is thus very damaged to set forth the reforms it has presented upon its return from last August's holidays, and therefore, it seems difficult that they will survive in the medium term. In addition, surveys are stubborn when showing a terrible political panorama for the future of France, with the Socialist Party sinking and its voters fleeing to the populist and extremist ideas presented by the National Front and Marine Le Pen. President Hollande is already rejected by...

Prensa Ukraine's Crisis

01.30.2014. On January 22, the protests against the Ukrainian government claimed the lives of three victims according to official sources or five according to the opposition. The sorrowful fact is tragically ironic because it happened on the Day of National Unity which celebrates the independence achieved in 1919. But there are at least two more paradoxes.

Prensa Ecco l’Italicum

01.27.2014. 'Ecco l'Italicum'. With this expression, Matteo Renzi presented last week to the public the new draft for the electoral reform to be discussed in the Palazzo Montecitorio, seat of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. Following the tradition of using Latin expressions to name the electoral laws–'Matarellum' (1993) and 'Porcellum'(2005)–the new law has been dubbed Italicum. According to the young secretary of the Partito Democratico, the name reflects the regenerative spirit that inspired the law: 'farà nascere one Nuova Repubblica' Renzi stated.