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Never mind, it’s just the French playing (Pépères)Troïka …


Please Click on Tree for More about France

More about it (in French) http://renaudfavier.com/2014/05/27/une-perestroika-ca-manquait-au-parti-davant-en-republique-socialo-exemplaire-de-hollandie-de-maintenant/

Renaud Favier – May 27th, 2014

Please don’t laugh at François Hollande … laugh at Hollande’s France … unless U prefer watch rugby

François Hollande Queen Elisabeth

Hollande is at work (or so he pretends and some of his family and friends pretend to believe to make him happy).

François Hollande

Credits : Placide

France is not.


Hollande is at (economic) war (or so he, many of his fans, and a few of his ministers believe).

Made in France

France is no longer at whatever war (was it ever since Trafalgar ?).


Credits : Deligne – Urtikan

Hollande has an arguably good sense of humour (though basically oldschool male chauvinistic, from Corrèze, with a 70’s touch, as he was a student then).

Hollande at War

French Village People Hollande Style at War against Rightist conservatism everywhere – Credits : Nicolas Dahan

Most of the French have an arguably a disastrous XXIst century style sense of humour, whatever their geographic origin, favourit gender, or political bias.

Manifs Paris France

Credits : Nicolaz

Hollande is an absolute loser, of course …

Skyfall Hollande

Bur France cannot always win (good rugby game, England, but have a nice week-end watching other naked bottoms shows on British TV) …

The French Love the Brits

Nobody’s perfect (especially current French President François Hollande) …

Renaud Favier – February, 2nd, 2014 – Facebook Café du matin à Paris

Let's Walk

What’s up, (French) Euroc(r)at ?

731470_francois-hollande-s-exprime-devant-le-parlement-europeen-a-strasbourg-le-5-fevrier-2031 - Credits : Le Figaro

Yes, François Hollande made a speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, and French Daniel Cohn-Bendit and Marine le Pen applauded (or not). Yes we (French) can (talk to other French European representatives) ! Does real world listen ?


More (in French, sorry) : http://renaudfavier.com/2013/02/06/leurope-leurope-leurope-et-leurope-et-les-europeens-dans-tout-ca/

Renaud Favier – February, 6th, 2013  – Café du matin à Paris

Ps : but not everybody (and the Brits are not “everybody”) can speak French (neither understand the French …) and not everybody believes in French mirages, French miracles, French visions, or French oracles …


All U need to know about couac happened (or not) in France last fortnight (or so)

You know you should not ever trust what you read on the front page of The Economist about France, or continental Europe, for that matter …


Really never.

Never, ever.


That being said, every rule has its exception …

But better read a (free) “Café du matin à Paris” in French every day to know what is really happening, or not, in Frogland these days ( http://renaudfavier.com/ ) and/or click on the hereafter pictures for a shortview (backwards, which seems more appropriate for France) on recent events (or non-events).

November 16th : the French Senate aborted a project of tax on Palm Oil. Nobody would have cared, had Nutella not seized he opportunity to launch a 50/50 lobbbying-advertising campaign.

November 15th : something smells in Corsica (a murder, as usual), but as nobody knows nothing, and nobody would talk if anybody knew, and nobody saw or heard nothing of course, nobody really cares, all the less, since France has a lot of stinking cheeses everywhere.

November 14th : first big press conference by the French President, François Hollande, at Palais de l’Elysée. Many French citizens listen to the President, more twit, write and talk about what he said (or not).

November 13th : the French, especially the Parisians, try to be nice with everybody, as it is THE day of kindness worldwide and they know a day lasts only 24 hours. So do the Germans, however hard it may be, in certain cases.

November 12th : THE week of the Beaujolais Nouveau begins, the French worldwide start talking and thinking about it rather than about anything else, though noboby can drink it before Thursday, as a matter of French principle and French tradition.

November 11th : The French talk about dead soldiers including Charles de Gaulle (it used to be a great general of theirs, before it became the major Air France Airport) and all wars they lost without losing their sense of humour and of “Grandeur”.

November 10th : The French discuss about litterature and season’s French “prix littéraires” like Goncourt and Renaudot …

November 9th : the French are happy, that Xi Jinping, the new World Leader (based in Beijing), drinks red wine and hope he will not drink Chinese beverages only in the years to come and they will be able to export some of their wines to China.

November 8th : the French hope, that somebody will be able to help for Europe’s, and specially France’s socialist economic recovey.

November 7th : the French are happy that President Obama was re-elected in America, as they alread know him, the Washington airport and the twitter account for their questions.

November 6th : the French consider French communities management to foster competitiveness.

November 5th : Super happiness among Paris politicians not on trip abroad (like President Hollande) and journalists not on season’s holiday, the über-expected Gallois report on Gallic (garlic ?) competitiveness is officially delivered to Prime Minister Ayrault and widely spread on the internet.

November 4th : some French are reading about real competitiveness.

November 3nd : France is getting damn serious about competitiveness.

Real serious : playing hard, working hard !

November 2nd : a prayer for France, its taxpayers, and its creditors, all equally dead.

November 1st : France is THE romantic country and will remain so forever, and death can nothing against l’amour, toujours …

October 31st : the French celebrate Halloween, like everybody else in the real world, but don’t tell them, the believe they have invented it (too).

October 30th : the French socialist politicians are having fun inside (France) whereas there Perfects Storms are outside (France), everywhere in the economy and around New-York and Haïti as far as heavy rains are concerned.

October 29th : the French managed to sink their own boat (again) in their own harbour (again) and the Napoleon Bonaparte (not again !) is at bay 3 meters away from the pier in Marseille Vieux Port. Please don’t pay attention.

Again , so French

October 28th : the French go for winter time. Every is happy to be allowed to sleep one hour more, and the trade unions warn the (ir)relevant minister that this should happen every night, otherwise they’ll go on strike.

October 27th : the French discuss among themselves about drugs and how it could improve their international competitiveness, after Lance Armstrong was denied his “Tour de France” victories.

October 26th : the French brainstorm with partners on business intelligence and practice new French economic diplomacy to try and improve their external trade huge deficit (second only to Britain, as often enough).

October 25th : France is waiting for Louis Gallois’ report en French competitiveness and its whereabouts. Severe haircuts are expected from the French minister of finance, Pierre Moscovici, though some people have their doubts.

Some French are not just waiting, but working, and writing too.

Renaud Favier – November, 16th, 2012 – Café du matin à Paris

Some additional e-reading may be needed about our common world, Europe, Euro-nomics, France, Frenchonomics, the options for future Competitiveness in France in spite of all reports, funerals and funerals of reports …
… about French Politics, French Wine, French Climate, French Changes and other sad issues that may be of interest even if of little importance for the real XXIst century in the world.
Please click on hereafter pictures if you don’t wanna be a potatoe couch watching the weather forecasts on Fox TV and let 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 or the Economist.


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/

To go to “U Are What U Read“: Please click :  http://cestalire.wordpress.com/

#Euro Boys … Much Talk, Little Work, Summer Job in London … and Frankfurt

Mario Draghi is a good (banker ?) player. Nobody really knows what game he is playing at the moment, but all the big guys seem very enthusiastic about it. Or almost all the big guys. Because Angela Merkel recommends more work and less talk.

RF – August 2, 2012

Some additional e-reading may be needed about #InRealLife in Europe, France and other places these days. (Please click on pictures).


Downloading some relevant pdf for printing is another option for readers with a taste for “real” paper books.


Happy Workers May 1st Day, and Good Luck for 2012 and next years @ Workers and All Other People

May 1st, and not all, not only workers will demonstrate today. And not only in the streets of Paris. Whatever works as long as we have Lily and Orang-Utans in the forests. But let’s not forget that some people have less chances, even with lucky charms.

#Cannes 2012 Selection : So Sexy, So Glamour ! vs #Paris 2012 #Election : So French, So … What ?

Nothing new under the French spotlights (the sun has gone elsewhere, these cold, grey, rainy days in Europe). Be it in Cannes or Paris, they just all wanna be loved by you, that’s all, folks. But it’s Casual Friday everywhere, #FF 😉 @all and poo poo pi doo !