Macron Closes ENA, in Bid to Diversify France’s Public Service

The institution had become a symbol of privilege in a society where social mobility has broken down.

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Can France’s Far Right Win Over the ‘Beavers’? One Mayor Shows How

In the southern city of Perpignan, voters who had long built a dam against the far right turned in the last election. Some wonder whether it’s a harbinger of things to come.

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European Populists Who Looked to Trump Now Look Away

The riot at the U.S. Capitol and bogus claims of election fraud have led former allies of President Trump to distance themselves.

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How Le Pen, Baudet and More in Europe Are Looking Away From Trump

The riot at the U.S. Capitol and bogus claims of election fraud have led former allies of President Trump to distance themselves.

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The President vs. the American Media

After terrorist attacks, France’s leader accuses the English-language media of “legitimizing this violence.”

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Macron and Kurz Flex Antiterror Muscles for Domestic Audience

The context of a European-wide meeting on Tuesday was tackling the Continent’s terrorism concerns. For the leaders of France and Austria, political interests were the subtext.

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Does Trump’s Defeat Signal the Start of Populism’s Decline Globally?

Populist leaders may have lost their most prominent champion, but their economic, social and political grievances remain potent.

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Does Trump’s Defeat Signal the Start of Populism’s Decline?

Populist leaders may have lost their most prominent champion, but their economic, social and political grievances remain potent.

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Why French Politicians Can’t Stop Talking About Crime

Statistics show a steady decline in major crimes. But what has intensified are the challenges to France’s traditional national identity, and the jockeying in the race to be the next president.

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A Coded Word From the Far Right Roils France’s Political Mainstream

Using a term that suggests the society is turning “savage,” government ministers signal a shift from the center as President Macron prepares for a new political season.

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