Walter Ellis

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Walter Ellis is a journalist and commentator based in France.

Friday, 4 December 2020

Rascal or hero: the remarkable life of Valéry Giscard d’Estaing

The surprise for most French people upon hearing that Valéry Giscard-d’Estaing had died was that he had survived this long. …

By Walter Ellis

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Why Macron is keeping his head above water in a crisis-ridden France

Only a fool or an all-in Macron loyalist (of whom there are few these days) could fail to see that …

By Walter Ellis

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Trump-obsessed American media’s war on President Macron has descended into a delusional farce

Earlier this month, the French President, Emmanuel Macron, called up Ben Smith, media columnist of the New York Times, to …

By Walter Ellis

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Poland and Hungary’s threats to veto Brussels’ budget throw the European Project back into crisis

Where do we go from here? Hungary and Poland have followed up on their threat to defund the European Union. …

By Walter Ellis

Friday, 13 November 2020

The dream of a united Europe is in danger of fading into history

I read somewhere the other day that the problem with the European Union was that its best days were behind …

By Walter Ellis

Sunday, 8 November 2020

Extraordinary Joe: President Biden could be one of America’s great crisis leaders

So, he’s finally done it – after a tense thriller on election night and a drawn out counting process, Joe …

By Walter Ellis

Friday, 6 November 2020

Boris Johnson must pipe up and stand with Macron in his brave battle against Islamist extremism

Emmanuel Macron must have known what he was taking on when he announced last month that French Muslims would in …

By Walter Ellis

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Macron needs help from France’s moderate Muslims to take on Islamist extremism

It is hard to know what to say anymore in the wake of the attacks on the French people by …

By Walter Ellis

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Macron is right to take on Erdoğan and promote a modern, secular French Islam

The truest test of political leaders is not the way in which they deal with the issues about which they …

By Walter Ellis