French legislative elections: after the relief, Europe in expectation

A huge sigh of relief ran through the institutions and the main European chancelleries on Sunday after the publication of the results of the French legislative elections. This election indeed gave rise to undisguised apprehension at the prospect of seeing the extreme right accede to power in another founding country of the EU – and driving force of the European project – and even open up a boulevard to the Élysée in 2027.

The result remains appalling and no one is unaware that the days to come will be complicated. But the scenario most feared by Europe has not become reality. France has opposed a categorical no to the extreme right at a critical moment when the dikes were beginning to give way and when the allies of Vladimir Poutineincluding the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbanfelt like they were growing wings.

Mélenchon, “the new scarecrow”

As Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk pointed out, the victory of the New Popular Front is also a slap in the face for the Kremlin. “In Paris, enthusiasm; in Moscow, disappointment; in kyiv, relief. That is enough for our happiness in Warsaw,” tweeted the Polish conservative, probably the most Europhile European leader of the moment. He already said, there are

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The Vanguardia (Barcelona)

“L’Avant-Garde” was founded in 1881 in Barcelona by the Godó family, who still own it. This Berlin-format daily is the second largest in the country in terms of circulation, and the number one in Catalonia, just ahead of The Catalan newspaper. In today’s Catalonia, the newspaper advocates a moderate regionalism.
Since 2011, The Vanguardia also exists in a Catalan version. Until now, “the oldest, most read, best-selling and most influential daily newspaper published in Catalonia” appeared only in Spanish, unlike its challenger The Catalan newspaper, which has existed in both official languages ​​of the region since 1997. The newspaper is thus putting an end to what it describes as“anomaly” and is in step with a society that has been schooled in the regional language for thirty years. To illustrate its first front page in Catalan, the newspaper had chosen a work by Tàpies, but the capture and death of Osama Bin Laden decided otherwise.

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