A few days ago, France commemorated the 80th anniversary of the Vel d’Hiv round-up. Since the end of World War II, the subject has been very sensitive politically because it raises the question of France’s complicity in Hilter’s genocidal agenda.
Due to its recent electoral success, Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National can legitimately claim the presidency of the Finance Committee. After the presidency and vice-presidency of the Assembly, this is the most important office in the French legislature.
Shortly after some 3,000 people gathered in front of the National Assembly last Wednesday in Sofia, tempers flared, and demonstrators—comprised heavily of supporters of the irredentist-nationalist Revival party—clashed with police and stormed towards the parliament, coming just several meters away from the main entrance.