“In Germany, the government of Olaf Scholz will have to juggle between ruptures and continuities”

Tribune. “Dare to make more progress. » This slogan of the new coalition in power in Germany is, as a sign of renewal, an allusion to a government speech by Social Democratic Chancellor Willy Brandt in 1969, who then wanted “dare more democracy”. Despite deep differences between the SPD, the Greens and the liberal FDP, … Read more

UK government apologizes to Queen for parties the day before Prince Philip’s funeral

Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, in London, December 16, 2021. DYLAN MARTINEZ / REUTERS Boris Johnson never stops getting bogged down in the crisis. The services of the British Prime Minister apologized to Queen Elizabeth II on Friday January 14 following revelations about the parties organized in Downing Street in full confinement and on … Read more

In Germany, the government unveils its emergency climate program

German Minister of Economy and Climate Protection Robert Habeck unveils his program in Berlin on January 11, 2022. ODD ANDERSEN / AFP It was a historic moment for German political ecology. Tuesday, January 11, the ecologist Robert Habeck, vice-chancellor of the government and head of the super ministry for the economy and climate protection, announced … Read more

Omicron: the government tries to reassure the continuity of public services

Does Omicron, which today affects hundreds of thousands of French people every day, threaten the continuity of public services? The question is not only theoretical. The case of the United Kingdom, “ahead” of the Covid-19 epidemic compared to France, shows this. Some 1,800 soldiers are already deployed across the country to supplement the administration. On … Read more

The government faced with the “absolute urgency” of electricity prices

COLCANOPA As soon as it is brandished, the “tariff shield” already requires serious tinkering. At the end of September 2021, in the midst of a European surge in energy prices, the French government undertook to cap the future increase in its regulated tariff for the sale of electricity: it will be only + 4% all … Read more

Netherlands: the new government invested, ten months after the elections

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, and King Willem-Alexander welcome the members of the new coalition government, which took office on January 10, 2022. SEM VAN DER WAL / AFP Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s fourth coalition government in a row was invested in the Netherlands on Monday January 10, ten months after the … Read more

Djokovic won the appeal: “He must be released.” But for the Australian Open the government is ready to appeal

Novak Djokovic he won his battle. No racket or balls, this time his success comes in a courtroom in Melbourne, where Judge Kelly on appeal called “an unreasonable decision” to remove the Serbian tennis player’s visa and return him to Europe as originally planned for the vaccine case after its landing. He will then be … Read more

Covid-19: faced with an outbreak of contaminations, the government is planning “a plan to strengthen” testing capacities

People line up for Covid-19 tests outside a test stand outside a pharmacy in Paris, amid the spread of the epidemic on January 7, 2022. SARAH MEYSSONNIER / REUTERS Faced with an unprecedented outbreak of contamination due to the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the government spokesperson announced on Sunday January 9 on BFM-TV, “A plan … Read more

Faced with the contagiousness of Omicron, the government screening strategy called into question

Do we test too much in France? Should we change our strategy? These questions may seem incongruous as the Covid-19 pandemic, boosted by the circulation of the Omicron variant, is experiencing a strong surge. But, faced with the very strong contagiousness of the new variant, therefore with more sick people and many more contact cases, … Read more

Kazakhstan: the president dismisses his government

Protesters try to block a police vehicle in Almaty, Kazakhstan, January 4, 2022. VLADIMIR TRETYAKOV / AP The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, sacked his government on Wednesday (January 5) in response to demonstrations that agitated an oil-rich province and linked to unrest linked to rising gas prices. A decree published on the presidential website … Read more