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UK votes to leave the EU: What now?

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Panama Papers scandal: 'This is a real crime'

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Leave campaign is suffering from 'Bregret'

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Osborne: UK public finances will need adjustment after Brexit

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'A Europe of the people' (minus the UK)

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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.

THE DEBATE

THE DEBATE

Latest update : 2010-10-29

Europe's fear of Islam

As the German president touches down in Turkey this evening for a 5-day visit, the stakes are clear. 3-and-a-half million Turks or people of Turkish origin live in Germany and Berlin is Ankara's top trade partner. It should have been an innocuous trip, but not after weekend comments by the Chancellor in which Angela Merkel said the multiculturalism has utterly failed. Is Merkel stoking xenophobia, and more precisely "Islamophobia"?

  • Alfio CERAMI, Research Associate, Centre for European Studies, Sciences Po Paris
  • Author of Migration and welfare in the 'new' Europe
  • Fabrice POZZOLI, Business Editor, Paris-Berlin magazine
  • Fouad Al OBAID, Columnist, Kuweit Times
  • Nadja HIRSCH, MEP, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

Program prepared by Perrine Desplats and Yi Song.

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2016-06-24 Brexit

Britain votes out: What next?

On Thursday’s referendum Britain voted to leave the European Union. This morning David Cameron announced his resignation so the UK is expected to have a new prime minister by...

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2016-06-23 Brexit

Brexit Referendum: Brits hit the polls to decide whether UK should stay or go (part 1)

It’s decision day for the UK as over 46 million people are registered to vote in the Brexit referendum. And in the run-up to voting day the polls have the Leave and Remain camps...

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2016-06-23 Brexit

Brexit Referendum: Brits hit the polls to decide whether UK should stay or go (part 2)

It’s decision day for the UK as over 46 million people are registered to vote in the Brexit referendum. And in the run-up to voting day the polls have the Leave and Remain camps...

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2016-06-22 France

The right to protest? French government makes U-turn after outcry over ban (part 1)

The state of emergency in France, in place since November's terror attacks, and the hosting of the Euro 2016 have put extra strain on the security services. Should this burden be...

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2016-06-22 France

The right to protest? French government makes U-turn after outcry over ban (part 2)

The state of emergency in France, in place since November's terror attacks, and the hosting of the Euro 2016 have put extra strain on the security services. Should this burden be...

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