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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.

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Austerity: end of the nanny state? (Part 2)

Not only did the new Conservative government announce radical belt-tightening to shed 500 000 jobs, big cuts in the public sector, and a rise in the retirement age to 68, the British Finance Minister warned that citizens no longer want a public sector that answers to the aspirations and expectations of the 1950s. How far is the pendulum swinging?

  • Henrik BRACONIER, UK Specialist, OECD
  • A. Craig COPETAS, Senior Writer, Bloomberg News
  • Raquel GARRIDO, National Secretary, Party of the Left
  • Vanessa ROSSI, Senior Research Fellow, International Economics, Chatham House

Program prepared by Perrine Desplats and Yi Song.

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2017-10-23 Cities

City power: The growing clout of big urban areas

Some 40 mayors from around the world are here in Paris for a City Lab conference, a way to network, share ideas and flex the collective muscle of municipal decision-makers. Many...

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2017-10-19 Europe

Moment of truth: Spain sets in motion direct rule over Catalonia

Since 10 am local time, Spain has entered unchartered waters. Madrid's deadline for Catalonia's leader to renounce independence has come and gone. So what will Madrid do now?...

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2017-10-18 Asia-pacific

One-man rule? China's Xi Jinping consolidates grip on power

Xi Jinping has been showing the rank and file who's the boss at the opening of the 19th congress of the Chinese Communist Party, one that's set to further consolidate his grip on...

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2017-10-17 Harvey Weinstein

France's Weinsteins: Watershed moment in fight against sexual abuse?

In France, reaction has been particularly sharp to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. On the one hand, there are the allegations of harassment, assault and rape against the movie...

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2017-10-16 Austria

Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

French President Emmanuel Macron no longer holds the bragging rights to the title "Europe's fresh face". Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of Austria's Christian Democrats...

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