30 mars 2007

What value is given to the jobless numbers in France?

Jobless in France would amount to 8,8%. This number, unveiled in a report by the Statistical Office of the European Communities "Eurostat", raised a huge controversy in the financial and political french communities, especially among candidates for the French presidential elections to be held next April. The controversy concerns the credibility of numbers and statistics on the performance of the French economy. Some politicians accuse the government of bypassing the numbers for political purposes, while others see the... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2007

After four years, the war in Iraq has led to a geopolitical chaos rather than democracy

The American war in Iraq has lost its original purpose. Instead of carrying out the wishes of Washington to democratize the Near and Middle East, this war has caused a serious geopolitical chaos in the Middle East. It is now very difficult to transform Iraq into a model of democracy. Four years after the outbreak of war in Iraq, which caused hundreds of thousands casualties among Iraqis, in addition to 3500 soldiers of the coalition forces, we can say that this war has only succeeded in overthrowing the regime of Saddam Hussein,... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2007

An OPEC for gas : An idea that could emerge in the next Doha Forum

It seems that the idea of creating a gathering for naturel gas producing countries, following the example of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), is taking shape while the states which excluded the idea, such as Russia and Algeria, have expressed willingness to study it few days before the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries to be held on April 12th in Doha. Several media have anticipated today that Algeria, Russia, Qatar, Iran and Venezuela, which are the major gas producing countries will announce the... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2007

The withdrawal of Chirac from the political life unites the French Right

The decision of french president, Jacques Chirac, not to partipate in the race of  French presidential elections, has aroused different reactions, inside and outside France, because of his political weight.This decision has also influenced the election campaign, including the Right camp, to whome Chirac belongs. In Paris, Chirac's decision led to the unity of the Right's ranks. A unit impossible to achieve in case of a new candidacy of Chirac considering the presence of Nicolas Sarkozy, another heavyweight candidate within the... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2007

U.S. economists : the French economy is strong but it suffers from several negative phenomena

A month before the first round of presidential elections in France, where the economic situation plays an important role in the battle between the candidates, american nobel laureate economists, have criticized the performance of the French economy. They that the French economy suffers from several negative phenomena: The lack of flexibility on the labour market, rising average wages and excessive taxes imposed on businesses. These experts also see that the french are least willing to work among the peoples of Europe. In this... [Lire la suite]
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