I blog in English and French about issues that interest me. The blog is a sort of notebook to react to commentary and books, and to develop my thoughts and take stock of events from time to time. It is also a place for debate and sharing with EU watchers, journalists, academics and commentators.
The broader focus is on the big picture politics of the European Union, in particular the use and abuse of power. I tend to cover the eurozone, France, the United States, Great Britain, and the media and blogs. A list of milestone or “major” posts is available on my “Best of the Blog” page.
In a previous incarnation, this blog used to be called Letters from Europe, which I began in September 2010 when I first arrived in Brussels, focusing exclusively European affairs. Other blogs I’ve written include France/Islam, a short-lived blog criticizing neoconservatives’ and others’ myths about France and Muslims, and my original personal blog launched way back in 2004 (where I notably published book reviews).