Tag Archives: Diplomacy

You know what ? François Hollande is happy …

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The leftist French President is on the right of the picture

The current French President François Hollande was invited in Germany, and was given a barrel of salted fish as a “souvenir”.

You know what ? He is happy, because in France, they would have thrown the fish, or maybe some barrels, at him …

More about Germano-French diplomacy (in French, sorry for German-only twitters) http://renaudfavier.com/2014/05/11/avant-la-france-avait-une-politique-etrangere-mais-cetait-avant-maintenant-elle-a-des-politiques-etranges/

Renaud Favier – May 11th, 2014

Angry Birds West of Ukraine … Hungry Bear East of Crimea

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OK, Angela, let’s do it your way, if Vladimir is OK

Nobody knows what is happening in Ukraine, or Crimea, which are somewhere near Sochi, the last Russian Winter Olympic Games place, but frankly, who cares about what European language the local people speak there, or elsewhere in Europe ?

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Angry Birds West, Hungry Bear East …

More about it (in French, but with pictures and multimedia links) : http://renaudfavier.com/2014/03/03/ukraine-speculation-sur-le-rouble-promotion-pour-merkel-crimee-chatiment-pour-paris/

Renaud Favier – March, 3 2014 – Facebook Compétitivité – LinkedIn – English

Frenchonomics     Compétitivité 2012 couverture

#France and #Hollande are Back at Work, Now … or so The French Believe (in Frenchonomics)

The French consider that coming back from their summer holiday means being back at work (where most spend 35 hours per week, with 5 or 6 weeks holiday and RTT). This may explain something about their competitiveness ; “croissance” ; Frenchonomics.

Renaud Favier, August 21st, 2012.

Some additional e-reading may be needed about Frenchonomics and other issues. (Please click on pictures if you don’t wanna be a potatoe couch watching the weather forecasts on TV and others enjoy sun, success, beach, love, Champagne, French learning bashing whilst you seat back in your chair reading the Sun, the Guardian or even worse and more biased against civilisation, the Financial Times).

            

Downloading some relevant pdf for printing is another option for readers with a taste for “real” paper books (or just no Kindle, but an iPhone, an iPad or whatever else works to e-read).

               
           
          
           
       

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Food and Weather may seem Strange in #Paris, but French Diplomacy and Government are just #Normal

No panic, no need to close all French Facebook accounts to protect the IPO from the commies. Let G8 Leaders, diplomats and NATO people talk together before anybody decides to start a new war, be it economic, electronic or whatever new kind.

In #Paris (#France), Hard Days and Hot Shows equally End Up with a Good Late Dinner and Some More Talking

Paris nightlife used to be different before France discovered Revolutions and TV shows. In Oldschool French Politics, people used to talk more about Cuisine or Sex than local elections. Things change, even in Paris, and there may come more “Changement”.

Ps : the undertitle of Molinaro’s film is anachronic, and not to be considered in view of recent situations and people in France, things have changed, they always do, and people have changed, even politicians are different from what they used to be a couple of years centuries ago, there’s always something new happening in Paris. And by the way, the last trendy dish in town was “pâtes aux truffes”, not “asperges en petit pois”, but even the pasta is already has-been, everybody is on a diet now in France, and it may last quite a while even if the wheater is warm in Europe next summer.

But as the old French saying goes : “Les carottes sont cuites … let’s have dinner and the whole thing off, tomorrow will be another day et les lendemains vont chanter, whatever song, whoever sings, whatever works”.

That’s all there is to say now. But one never knows what may happen with those French People. Some are surprising and worth listening to, reading about, remembering for inspiration. Everybody knows, that when the going gets tough in France, the tough Frenchmen keep talking (some even walk their talk, but usually, voters and other citizens let them talk).

RF, really.