The 500-euro note is under scrutiny. Experts say it has become a favourite for gangs and terrorists. Easy to smuggle and to store, the note serves no real purpose in everyday life but it sure has made life less difficult for criminals. The European Central Bank is now under pressure to withdraw the note from circulation. French journalist Thierry Lévêque, who supports the note’s removal, explains why decision-makers are reluctant to do so.
Two weeks after hardline Republicans in Congress blocked a new annual budget, much of the United States government remains closed for business. How did Washington get to this point? Alix Meyer, a specialist of US politics at Sciences Po Lyon, explains what's at stake in the US budget crisis.
It’s not easy being a whistleblower; least of all an Israeli soldier who decides to go public about his or her time serving in the Palestinian Territories. "Breaking the Silence" is an Israeli organisation that offers soldiers the opportunity to voice their testimonies. Its co-founder, Yehuda Shaul, talks to Annette Young about how they aim to expose the harsh realities of the Occupation to fellow Israelis.
Markus Karlsson talks to Nigeria's Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, about the health of his country's economy. While agricultural growth is quite strong, the power sector has been privatized and the country is now looking for new investments to improve the generation and distribution of electricity.
Marc Perelman talks to Claude Askolovitch, a French journalist and author. In his latest book, "Nos mal-aimés", Claude Asklovitch gives his point of view on the Muslim community in France. In his opinion, they are marginalised and stigmatised, essentially by the French elite. Claude Askolovitch explains that this is the result of France not accepting its multicultural identity.