Far-right's Marine Le Pen rails against globalisation

France — Link

In keynote speech, Front National presidential candidate told supporters in Lyon that globalisation was slowly choking communities to death.

In EU, French and Austrians fear globalisation the most

France — Link

Study shows 55 percent of Austrians and 54 percent of French see it as a threat, the only surveyed countries where a majority voiced that view.

WTO chief Lamy slams French protectionist 'diversion'

International — Interview

Almost all the candidates in the French presidential election campaign, from the Far Right to the Radical Left, are championing protectionism, a rare issue on which there is such broad agreement. But the rhetoric doesn’t impress World Trade Organisation Director-General Pascal Lamy, who dismisses the protectionist vogue as one based on false premises and serving only to divert attention from the primary issue of French competitiveness. In this wide-ranging interview with Philippe Riès, Lamy argues that protectionism is fuelled by a French malaise towards the wider world, an issue that he says requires an “anthropolitical” approach.