Reflecting on the events that shaped the summer of 2016, its easy to be overwhelmed by the many images evoking contradictory emotions. The smiles of triumphant athletes mixed in with the tears of parents of the victims of the Nice terror attack. And yet, one image prevails over all the others....
Ifri in the Media
What can be said about German politics on the welcoming of refugees this past year? Is the integration process effective?
On Sunday Angela Merkel experienced yet another electoral setback in the regional elections. In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the chancellor’s conservative party was overtaken by the AfD.
"Congratulations, Congratulations, Congratulations : Europe's nationalists welcome the "slap" for Merkel.
The Chancelor's party listed third behind the new populist party AfD in the North East of Germany.
Opinion column published in "The Globe and Mail"
The report on the country's intelligence and security services follows last year's terrorist attacks. It says that each of of the terrorists was known to French authorities before the killings began.
Vivien Pertusot, of the international relations think tank Ifri, said the Franco-British political relationship had never been defined by the European Union but is based on bilateral interests.