French presidential election prime example of party-political opportunism

The French political crisis is still ongoing, although the two candidates and many other commentators will refuse to recognise it as such. To the liberal observers, the Macron presidency was likely seen as an encouraging curtail against the rising interest in far-right populism in the West. But to simply perceive the two opponents as this is wrong

France joins 11-country boycott of Durban IV conference

France has become the 11th country to commit to boycotting the upcoming Durban IV Conference in New York, over concerns of antisemitic remarks made at previous such events. This year’s conference marks the 20th anniversary of the 2001 World Conference Against Racism, held in Durban, South Africa.

French police investigate secret luxury restaurants in Paris breaching COVID-19 rules

French police are investigating clandestine posh restaurants after a reporter from a French news outlet went to one undercover posing as a guest and exposed it in a video which went viral. The video showed guests breaking all kinds of Covid-19 restrictions including the wearing of masks and the guests even greeted each by kissing each other on the cheeks.

Obituary: Cécile Rol-Tanguy

Julian Jones pays tribute to recently passed legendary French communist and resistance fighter, Cécile Rol-Tanguy.

The Impact of COVID-19 in Europe

The Communist Party has produced a comprehensive report on the global impact of COVID-19. The following excerpt on Europe details the differing impact of the pandemic across a number of European States.