Francois Hollande gambles on excluding Socialist dissidents

French president François Hollande took the biggest gamble of his two-year-old presidency on Monday by ordering his reformist prime minister to form a new government which will exclude Socialist dissidents demanding an end to economic austerity policies dictated by Germany. Continue reading…

European newspapers search for ways to survive digital revolution

Newspapers are in freefall. Print editions are being discontinued. Editors are being replaced with alarming regularity. Financial losses are mounting. Digital strategies are yet to bear fruit. New readerships are fickle, promiscuous and hard to impress.

If that’s true of British and American newspapers, then the situation is, if anything, worse in continental Europe. Continue reading…