The reason? The irony of Big Money.
The “critical flaws in the architecture of the monetary union” are about to get fixed.
France comes up with another potent fix to its economic debacle. Hilarity ensues.
Even while people are screaming about housing shortages in Paris and other cities.
All is well in France, according to the soaring stock market. But beneath it lies a terrible reality.
He has “no name, no face, no party,” “never runs for office,” “and yet he governs,” François Hollande said about “his true opponent” in 2012. The speech went viral. But that courage didn’t last long.
Election results for the European Parliament mortified the French political class, as this universally despised layer is called in France. But now the winner has the gall to accuse the government of “having rigged the vote by the most odious means” to prevent its victory.
Boeing got more orders in the first quarter than archrival Airbus. So at the ILA Berlin Air Show, Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier spoke up against this ridiculous injustice. True to his Frenchness, he exhorted the ECB to do what central banks are supposed to do.
The battle between the US and France has been brewing for months, but now it came to a head: the French government decided to spite the US and move forward with the contract to deliver two warships to Russia. To heck with those silly sanctions.
Finally we know why French government debt and French stocks have performed so well, despite the crummy economy, and why France has been spared so far the fate of Cyprus: the fiasco won’t happen suddenly in France, the bank reported. It will be slow and torturous.