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François Hollande hasn’t seized the moment. Marine Le Pen might

THE SPECTATOR, NOVEMBER 21, 2015 The aftermath of the Paris terror attacks is looking ominously good for the Front National Jason Walsh—PARIS Click here to read at The Spectator web site.

In churches, plazas, playgrounds, Parisians find strength in gathering

CSMonitor Daily News Briefing, NOVEMBER 16, 2015 Click here to see PDF.

In churches, plazas, playgrounds, Parisians find strength in gathering

CS MONITOR, NOVEMBER 15, 2015 On Sunday, with the city in a reflective mood, churches were packed, and many headed to the statue of Marianne, the symbol of the French Republic. By Sara Miller Llana, Staff writer [and] Jason Walsh, Correspondent PARIS — The Eiffel Tower stood dark Saturday night, the perfect expression of the [...]

European debate: Should laws target prostitutes or their clients?

CS Monitor, August 7, 2015 Feminist advocates differ on the best way to protect female sex workers. A number of European countries and Canada have passed – or are considering – new laws. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent LONDON; AND DUBLIN, IRELAND — Prostitution is under intense scrutiny in several countries, with feminist-inspired attempts to criminalize [...]

Will Britain leave EU? How lessons from Greece could sway voters.

CS Monitor, August 5, 2015 Horror over the Greek crisis is fueling left-of-center British euroskepticism – for decades largely the preserve of Conservatives. A referendum on the EU has been promised for next year. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent LONDON — Euroskepticism in the UK was for decades the preserve of Conservatives, with pro- and anti-EU [...]

In UK, heated debate as migrants’ numbers grow across the Channel

CS Monitor, August 3, 2015 Public support for allowing migrants from Calais to enter is very low. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent KENT, ENGLAND; AND PARIS — Scenes of asylum seekers camped near the French port of Calais trying to enter the UK have ignited a conversation across the English Channel about how welcoming a country [...]

Which country does the most good?

CS Monitor Weekly, April 25, 2015 (dated May 4, 2015) Click here to download PDF

The tragic irony of censoring Queen’s University’s Charlie Hebdo discussion

Little Atoms, April 21, 2015 Censorship by the Vice Chancellor of Queen’s has done far more damage to the university’s reputation than an academic discussion on citizenship after Charlie Hebdo ever could.

How should a country’s ‘goodness’ be measured?

CS Monitor, April 9, 2015 Simon Anholt says we should measure a country’s success through its engagement with the world, and has set up an index to that end. His No. 1? Ireland. By Sara Miller Llana, Staff writer Jason Walsh, Correspondent BRUSSELS; AND DUBLIN, IRELAND — Economic indicators in Ireland are finally pointing in [...]

Un-writing history: The ‘right’ to be forgotten

VoxEurop, June 10, 2014 Jason Walsh Google has announced it has taken steps to comply with the EU’s freshly minted ‘right to be forgotten’. Is this a cause for celebration or are history and truth under threat?