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Latest update : 2010-10-29

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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2015-05-06 Muslims

Crossing a red line: French mayor slammed for profiling Muslim students

French police have questioned the mayor of a southern town over his claims that he's been tracking how many Muslim children attend its schools. The move is seen as illegal and...

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2015-05-06 elections

Down to the wire: UK election poll shows main parties neck and neck

We are down to the wire with Britain set to elect a new government on Thursday. An FT poll shows that British Conservatives and Labour are neck and neck at 34 percent. This...

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2015-05-05 France

France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 2)

French lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill that spells out a legal framework for intelligence-gathering, including mass monitoring of the big phone and internet...

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2015-05-05 France

France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 1)

French lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill that spells out a legal framework for intelligence-gathering, including mass monitoring of the big phone and internet...

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2015-05-04 defence

François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 2)

The French president is now in Riyadh after sealing a deal in Doha to sell Rafale fighter jets. On Tuesday, François Hollande will become the first ever Western leader to attend...

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