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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2010-11-01

France up in arms over retirement! (part 2)

French people have taken to the streets: French MPs were discussing today the pension reform proposed by the government, the major sticking point for most French workers being retirement age that would go up from 60 to 62. But President Sarkozy sees the change as essential to help balance his budget, and reduced France's deficit.

 

A debate with Mark Owen and guests:
 
Rafael NEDZYNSKI, « Force Ouvrière » Union
Markus KERBER, Professor of Political Economy at the Technische Universität of Berlin
Bill STEWART, Instructor of International Business Administration at the American University of Paris
Ashgar ZAIDI, Research Director at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research of Vienna (By phone from Liege, Belgium)
 
 
Programme prepared by Yi Song and Perrine Desplats
 

 

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2018-06-19 Europe

Ten days to save Merkel? German leader under pressure over border policy

It's a sit-down in a castle north of Berlin that was supposed to finally get eurozone reform on track, but the migrant crisis again stole the show. Angela Merkel and her cabinet...

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2018-06-18 Americas

Colombia's next president: Duque defeats left-wing Petro in run-off

What next for Colombia? Voters tacked conservative in the first presidential run-off to feature a straight choice between left and right. 41-year-old Ivan Duque beat Gustavo...

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2018-06-14 François PICARD

It's all kicking off: What expectations for Russia's World Cup?

The day has arrived. Russia is kicking off a month of planetary football madness at its own World Cup. Over the next month, at office water coolers, cafes and family gatherings,...

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2018-06-13 François PICARD

Franco-Italian rift: Conte, Macron row over stranded migrants

Will the new Italian prime minister still be coming for lunch on Friday? Amid an escalation with France's president over the refusal to take in stranded migrants in the...

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2018-06-13 Asia-pacific

Handshake for the ages: What to make of the historic Trump-Kim summit?

The first ever meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader marked a de facto recognition of the North Korean regime. But it's still far from bringing lasting...

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