What's up, Europe? Umbrellas for Bastille Day

Jul 13, 2012
Tomorrow is Bastille Day in France, the French will be celebrating despite the rainy weather and eurozone turmoil. This week French carmaker, Peugot, announced major layoffs, signaling the tough economic climate facing the country.
Posted In: France, Francois Hollande, austerity, Whats up Europe

French Socialist Party wins majority in parliament

Jun 18, 2012
Voters in France this weekend gave President Francois Hollande's Socialists a solid majority in the lower house of parliament, complementing their majority in the upper house and thus, complete legislative power in the government.
Posted In: Europe, France, Francois Hollande

With Greek elections done for now, what's next?

Jun 18, 2012
Looking ahead at what's to come for other eurozone countries and what's happening at the G20 summit.
Posted In: Eurozone, Greece, spain, France, Germany, Francois Hollande, G20 summit

A man walks into a bar... in Paris

Jun 12, 2012
Patrons of the Bar La Fusee in Paris offer their thoughts on the euro and the eurozone economic crisis.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, paris, France, A man walks into a bar

What's up, Europe? French president meets Putin, life goes on

Jun 1, 2012
What might an American audience appreciate about the news in Paris right now, and what's on everybody's mind in France?
Posted In: France, Europe debt crisis, Vladimir Putin, Francois Hollande, Whats up Europe

A week of economic woes and Facebook fizzle

May 25, 2012
In the last week, we've heard of a possible Greek exit from the euro, a U.S. debt ceiling showdown, HP layoffs, and a Facebook stock lawsuit. How does this news affect our psyche and what stories should we focus on amid all the turmoil?
Posted In: Facebook, debt ceiling, recession, austerity, France

France elects Socialist candidate Francois Hollande

May 7, 2012
In a narrow victory this weekend, French voters ousted incumbent presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy in what many see as a popular referendum against harsh austerity measures in Europe
Posted In: nicolas sarkozy, Francois Hollande, France, austerity

Greece, France vote against austerity in weekend elections

May 7, 2012
In an apparent rejection of austerity measures to solve Europe's debt crisis, voters in France elected Socialist party candidate Francois Hollande over the weekend while Greek voters punished the country's two incumbent parties
Posted In: Greece, France, Germany, Francois Hollande

PODCAST: Austerity goes to the polls in Europe

May 7, 2012
The French elect a socialist president, and the Greek parliament gets a shake-up. It's all in a weekend for voters in Europe who took to the polls in what turned out to be a referendum on harsh austerity measures aimed at solving Europe's financial crisis. Also on the show, Disney avenges at the box office with a superhero blockbuster, college degrees as an employment perk, and Hollywood fights for California's State Parks.
Posted In: Greece, France, podcast

The political pushbacks on European austerity measures

May 7, 2012
Journalists in France, Greece and Germany analyze the post-vote turmoil happening in Europe right now.
Posted In: France, Francois Hollande, Germany, Angela Merkel, Greece