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I have a Franco-German Dream …

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Should France and Germany merge into a single economic body, that would create the third economic powerhouse in the world, right behind the United-States and China, with 147 million people and a common GDP close to 6,000 bn dollars …

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Of course, mega-mergers are management nightmares and big dreams may fail (small is beautiful, some have been saying and re-saying for a while), there are a few issues including Euro-things, some national political realities and quite a lot of economic constraints, to begin with, and of course not all French, neither all Germans, nor their neighbors and partners have that same dream, all the less, since even people who know well, or love, or both know and love well Europe, don’t necessarily feel like learning and speaking German, French or both on top of English or whatever works to survive and be reasonably happy in XXIst century real Europe.

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Source : unknown, probably not (pro)European, not German, not French

And of course, it may not be taken for granted, that nowadays’ French and German leaders could be up to the job (not everybody is Konrad Adenauer or Charles de Gaulle), or may at least manage to join forces and share visions to save the Euro(pe).

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But what a Euro-Dream !

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Besides, what else ?

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Who else ?

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Same old story ?

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Remake of the same old story ?

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Who can be against “Mariage pour tous” ?

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Rainy (better, stormy) wedding, happy wedding, as the French saying goes …

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Read more about the Beffa (France) – Cromme (Germany) report on competitiveness : http://www.usinenouvelle.com/article/france-allemagne-la-lecon-du-rapport-beffa-cromme.N198104

Read more about Germany and France solidarity : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/competitivite-lallemagne-peut-elle-se-rejouir-des-difficultes-de-la-france/

Read more about Europe, Euro, and other Euro-issues : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/lor-allemand-sexile-lui-aussi-de-france-maintenant-syndrome-depardieu-ou-premices-dun-euro-or/

Read more about France, French cars and other French issues : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/la-competitivite-cest-complique-et-il-y-en-a-pour-qui-ce-sera-plus-complique-que-pour-les-autres/ ; http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2012/12/05/frenchonomics-france-ta-bagnole-a-foutu-le-camp-et-a-ce-point-la-ca-devient-genant-dirait-audiard/

Read more about Germany, German car and other German issues : http://renaudfavier.com/2011/11/25/mad-in-france-quen-dirait-on-a-berlin/ ; http://renaudfavier.com/2011/01/13/mark-euro-economie-pour-les-nuls/

Renaud Favier – June 10th, 2013 – Facebook Competitiveness – LinkedIn

Frenchonomics      Compétitivité 2012 couverture

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#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).

               
           
          
           
       

To “Compétitivité” : Please click : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/

To go to “Voyage en 2012” : Please Click : http://rf2012.wordpress.com/

To “France 2012” : Please click : http://occupyvousdefrance.wordpress.com/

To “English Coffee” : Please click : https://bestcoffeeinparis.wordpress.com/

To go to “Café du matin à Paris” : Please click : http://renaudfavier.com/

Strange Weather Indeed in Southern Europe These Days

Black clouds could as well be very welcome in severalSouthern Europe places, where they lack rain and would be happy with some free water (or free whatever, these days), but some fear, that what looks like clouds could be black smoke from fires.

Those who would like to read more about ongoing climates and other changes in Europe (and the rest of the world including usually sunny France) may click on the following pictures to reach a few series of eBooks.

        

The Going Gets Tough for Doux : Douce France’s Frenchonomics at work ?

Job is good, but Christmas may come more often in France, even in spring … The Economist will surely be sadly ironical about the going getting really tough for the chicken specialist Doux and some other endangered species in the cock’s country.

The Economist is not always 100% fair-play about France (or Europe, for that matter) Frenchonomics or French cuisine, but one may find it strange even in Paris, that one could not manage a chicken’s business in French King Henry IV’s country, where the Sunday’s “Poule au Pot” was in principle granted for more or less everybody some centuries ago.

In case you don’t need to work on week-ends or can read in the tube or train to work, you may e-read more in these downloadable eBooks about ongoing changes (and other issues)  in France (and elsewhere). In French (nobody’s perfect) but with a non-biased sense of humour :

    

Bad News from the Stars (Star Wars ?) in #Chicago and Bad Weather in #Cannes

Crisis against G8 in Camp David, missiles against NATO in Chicago and cold rain against the Festival in Cannes : windy Monday, and another Bee Gees died, on top of it all. As if it were not enough with Marilyn having gone West to Palm Springs, California …

Sunny Weather in America : #Normal in May

Perfect weather for good meetings in Washington, cool evening but warm friends in Camp David, somewhat cloudy but safe on Chicago summit : great conditions for first official steps (leaps) of the freshly elected French President in the New World.

#Paris TV eventually confirms what #RadioLondres Twitted : François #Hollande was elected Président of the #French #Republic

Only the blind and deaf could fail to see and hear the electoral tsunami in France, but the game is never over until the referee whistles, whatever #RadioLOndres mays say, or twit. Now, game is over. Good game, Mr Sarkozy. Good Luck, Mr Hollande.