Paul Taylor

Analysis: Sarkozy’s last best hopes to get off the ropes

By Paul Taylor
April 19, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – Behind on points, conservative French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s last best hopes of re-election are landing a knockout punch in the sole television debate or an eleventh-hour alliance with a popular centrist.

No simple answer to EU growth vs austerity conundrum

By Paul Taylor
April 16, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – Fierce debate is growing in Europe over whether austerity or growth offers the best strategy to overcome the continent’s sovereign debt crisis. As if it were that simple.

Analysis – No simple answer to EU growth versus austerity conundrum

By Paul Taylor
April 16, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – Fierce debate is growing in Europe over whether austerity or growth offers the best strategy to overcome the continent’s sovereign debt crisis. As if it were that simple.

Analysis: No simple answer to EU growth vs. austerity conundrum

By Paul Taylor
April 16, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – Fierce debate is growing in Europe over whether austerity or growth offers the best strategy to overcome the continent’s sovereign debt crisis. As if it were that simple.

Look-alikes among contenders for French premiership

By Paul Taylor
April 13, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – Two of the potential candidates to be France’s next prime minister look strikingly alike, attended the same elite colleges, survived political scandals and have both previously occupied the post seen as a thankless ejector seat.

Analysis – Political realities snare Europe’s populists

By Paul Taylor
April 12, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – Europe’s economic and debt crisis has boosted populist parties in many countries, making government harder, but political realities are catching up with the angry brigade. Some have hit an electoral ceiling while others are on the way back down.

“Atomic Anne” tries to nuke France’s Sarkozy

By Paul Taylor
April 11, 2012

PARIS, April 11 (Reuters) – Nuclear warfare has broken out
between France’s two main political parties 11 days before the
first round of a presidential election, with a woman known as
“Atomic Anne” launching a strike on President Nicolas Sarkozy.

French firebrand Melenchon milks leftist nostalgia

By Paul Taylor
April 10, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – He won’t win or even reach the decisive run-off, but hard left contender Jean-Luc Melenchon has ridden a wave of nostalgia for the barricades to become the star turn of France’s presidential election campaign.

Corrected: French firebrand Melenchon milks leftist nostalgia

By Paul Taylor
April 7, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – He won’t win or even reach the decisive run-off, but hard left contender Jean-Luc Melenchon has ridden a wave of nostalgia for the barricades to become the star turn of France’s presidential election campaign.

Europe ponders free trade or fair trade

By Paul Taylor
April 2, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – Europe has opened a can of worms by trying to reconcile free trade with fair trade.