Author: Geneviève Talon

Geneviève Talon lives in Bournemouth. A Politics graduate from the Institut d’Études Politiques in Bordeaux and the LSE, she worked for many years in educational publishing as a writer and editor. Now retired, she divides her time between Bournemouth, London and Deux-Sèvres. She believes there can be no democracy without quality information and fair representation.

Marine Le Pen: does the leopard change its spots…?

Geneviève Talon

Like most French voters over the age of 40, I will never forget the shock result of the first round of the presidential election in 2002. The two candidates to qualify for the second round were the right-wing Jacques Chirac and the extreme right-wing Jean-Marie Le Pen, leader of the ‘Front National’. French voters of […]

Adieu Erasmus, bonjour Turing? A French perspective

Geneviève Talon

The celebrated Erasmus Plus programme started as a large-scale exchange programme for university students across the EU. It also provides grants for a wide range of activities, including the opportunity for students to undertake work placements abroad and for teachers and education staff to attend training courses. In 2018, the European Commission adopted an ambitious […]