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Stop giving Lambie oxygen

Stop giving Lambie oxygen

Crikey readers have their say about Jacqui Lambie and France's economy, and Jonathan Holmes corrects the record.

A galling Gallic problem

A galling Gallic problem

Crikey readers talk France and Britain's economies and the conflict in the Middle East.

Mon dieu! Can Socialists really manage an economy?

Mon dieu! Can Socialists really manage an economy?

Freelance journalist Alan Austin compares France's economy under its Socialist government with the United Kingdom's under the Conservatives.

Optimism tempered with realism is the challenge in France

Optimism tempered with realism is the challenge in France

France's newly elected president Francois Hollande received an overwhelming endorsement of his leadership, Alan Austin, a freelance writer and journalist, reports from France.

Maley: feuding over a French firewall

Maley: feuding over a French firewall

Tensions between Paris and Berlin are set to flare, as fears grow that the flames of the debt crisis now engulfing Italy could soon spread to Belgium and France.

Maley: a bitter end for Berlusconi

Maley: a bitter end for Berlusconi

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was fighting for his political survival overnight, as Italy’s borrowing costs reached new highs.

Maley: no more Italian dolce vita

Maley: no more Italian dolce vita

As European leaders gathered in Brussels overnight in yet another attempt to stem the region’s worsening debt crisis, attention was focused on the key role that two Italians are now playing.

Europe and how a colony on the moon can save it

Europe and how a colony on the moon can save it

Europe is on the brink -- and it's a measure of how fast-moving the crisis is that I must add the phrase "at time of writing".

€360b souvlaki in the back of the room refuses to go away

€360b souvlaki in the back of the room refuses to go away

Europe should be preparing for an orderly default for Greece, with money to backstop banks and countries such as Spain, Italy, Belgium and even France. No other path of action is realistic any more.

Maley: the EU debt clock ticks down

Maley: the EU debt clock ticks down

With time fast running out, German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Nicolas Sarkozy again held emergency talks overnight in an attempt to settle their differences before Sunday’s crucial summit of European political chiefs.