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The French Presidential Election: A Lesson in Wooden Language

Today the French go to the polls for the first round of a hotly contested presidential election. Build-up has been scarred by corruption, petty squabbles and a lack of clarity in terms of policies. It has, however, been quite the spectacle … Continue reading

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Tales of Dirty Bertie in Two Cities

Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London and the Birth of the Modern City and Dirty Bertie, an English King Made in France are two books that examine the same period of history in very different ways. Both explore the development of … Continue reading

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Health at a Glance: Inequality in the EU

“More effective prevention and quality care are needed to achieve further gains in population health and reduce health inequalities in EU countries.” This is the key finding of the OECD’s report Health at a Glance: Europe 2016. Though life expectancy rose … Continue reading

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