Francois Hollande

What’s the matter with Europe’s new emperor?

29 April 2017 9:00 am

France’s young pretender is marching towards disaster

Who is France’s new golden boy?

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Just who is this shiny golden boy?

French voters despise Trump. Marine Le Pen faces an uphill struggle

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Does François Fillon have what it takes to beat Marine Le Pen?

Marine Le Pen won’t be president this time. She’s still winning

29 October 2016 9:00 am

The Front National leader will struggle to win the presidency this time, but she’s running rings around France’s mainstream right

When will our politicians accept the reality of Islamic terrorism?

30 July 2016 9:00 am

Our politicians still cannot accept the reality of Islamic terrorism

Frexit? Stranger things have happened

9 July 2016 9:00 am

The Brexit vote is throwing French politics into turmoil too

The EU hasn’t settled the ‘German question’. It’s reopened it

4 June 2016 9:00 am

‘No one can seriously deny that European integration brought an end to Franco-German conflict and has settled the German question…

Hollande equals Thatcher? If only

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Have you ever tried discussing the merits of gun control with a Texan, or of deregulated labour markets with a…

François Hollande has found a shameful saviour

28 May 2016 9:00 am

France’s president is looking more hopeless than ever. But French politics is such a mess that he’ll probably survive

‘Shall we go or shall we stay?’ Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan in

British expats in the EU fear a stronger euro far more than they fear Brexit

5 March 2016 9:00 am

British expats in France fear a stronger euro far more than Brexit

François Hollande’s own personal state of emergency

6 February 2016 9:00 am

His response to the Paris terror attacks has left the French president increasingly isolated and unpopular

It is time to join the fight against IS in Syria

5 December 2015 9:00 am

The Islamic State is as monstrous an enemy as we have seen in recent history. It crucifies and decapitates its…

Portrait of the week

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Home After the killings in Paris, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that seven terrorist attacks on Britain had been…

François Hollande hasn’t seized the moment. Marine Le Pen might

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Hollande isn’t seizing his chance. Marine Le Pen might

François Hollande could still win. And this is why

25 July 2015 9:00 am

How France’s wobbly pudding of a president could still win again

France’s favourite bedtime story: a sanitised version of the French Revolution

18 July 2015 9:00 am

The great conundrum of French history is the French Revolution, or rather, the sequence of revolutions, coups and insurrections during…

Susan Hill’s French notebook: My struggle to avoid local cuisine

11 July 2015 9:00 am

An overnight stop on the Ile de Ré taken between the St Malo ferry and the Quercy, where we always…

Portrait of the week

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Home A Bill to enable a referendum on whether voters wanted Britain to ‘remain’ in the European Union figured in…

Left-wing populism is on the rise - and may take Ed Miliband to No10

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Would-be leaders of the left are harnessing the mood of angry populism

The really shocking thing about Michel Houllebecq’s Soumission — he rather likes Islam

17 January 2015 9:00 am

News of Michel Houllebecq’s Soumission caused such a stir that the book was pirated online before publication. David Sexton reports on the latest literary event in France

Outsize origami: Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton

Le French bashing has spread to France. Are things really that bad?

13 December 2014 9:00 am

The popular sport has spread to France. Are things really that bad, wonders Jonathan Meades

Is Nicolas Sarkozy headed back to the Elysée – or to jail?

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Destiny is calling Nicolas Sarkozy. But it’s not clear whether he’s heading back to the Elysée – or to jail

Rona Fairhead will be good for the BBC – but who was so keen to nobble her rival?

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Hats off to Rona Fairhead, the former Financial Times executive who will succeed Lord Patten as chairman of the BBC…

Europe's leaders worship Mario Draghi. They should listen to him instead

30 August 2014 9:00 am

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi secured a place in history by his demonstration, on 26 July 2012, of the…

It’s not just left-wingers who think the bosses’ pay boom is unhealthy

23 August 2014 9:00 am

The FTSE100 index stands precisely where it did in the first week of December 1999. Whichever way you look at…