Verschlagwortet: Rassemblement National

Marine Le Pen and Alice Weidel, in the background a wall with crumbling paint depicting the flag of the european union

Remember the SS? Far-Right Populism and Collective Memory in Europe

by Katarina Ristić In the wake of the recent European elections, far-right parties are grappling with internal conflicts over historical narratives. Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National severed ties with Germany’s Alternative for Germany, following controversial remarks about the Nazi past by the AfD’s Maximilian Krah. This incident highlights the delicate...

A Turning Point for French Democracy? Assessing the Impacts of Emmanuel Macron’s Pension Reform

By Therese Mager, Research Institute Social Cohesion (FGZ)/ ReCentGlobe, Leipzig University – On April 14, 2023, French President Emmanuel Macron officially enacted his deeply unpopular pension reform law. The law, which will progressively raise the legal retirement age from 62 to 64 and do away with special benefits schemes for...

The Nine Lives of the Rassemblement National

By Therese Mager, Research Institute Social Cohesion (RISC)/ReCentGlobe, Leipzig University On 24 April 2022, French president Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen in a run-off vote, securing a second five-year term. In the days leading up to the election, French journalists and experts emphasized a polarized France, speaking of a...

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