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France reshuffle: Sarkozy plays his hand

After trimming down his cabinet, is Nicolas Sarkozy in fighting form for his assumed 2012 re-election bid? The polls indicate the opposite and critics feel the "hyperpresidency" needs to slow down, but our panellists tell François Picard how with a free hand in parliament, the French president can still afford to push on with reforms.

  • Marek BRZEZINSKI, Correspondent, Polish Radio
  • Anna-Maria MERLO-POLI, Correspondent, Il Manifesto
  • Arthur GOLDHAMMER, Senior Affiliate, Harvard Center for European Studies
  • Christophe ROBEET, France24

Programme produced by Perrine Desplats and Yi Song.

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2018-02-21 migrants

Tightening grip: French government unveils controversial migrant law

President Macron promised to make it easier for young people to claim asylum in France while reforming the system. A new bill was unveiled today by the interior minister Gérard...

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2018-02-20 Syria

Syria on the brink: Can Assad help the Kurds against Turkish forces?

With Bashar al-Assad sending Syrian forces to Afrin to support the Kurds against the Turkish offensive, the balance of power in the region has changed yet again. Turkish...

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2018-02-19 USA

Trump, guns and school shootings: Can students help change gun control laws?

The revulsion after the latest school gun killings in the United States has shocked the world and brought a remarkable response from the children who survived the attack. They...

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2018-02-15 humanitarian action

The Oxfam scandal: How to keep predators away from the most vulnerable?

It's more than just an aid organisation that's under fire, it's an institution. The Oxfam name stands for all that's generous and altruistic about Britain. Its charity shops dot...

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2018-02-14 South Africa

South Africa political crisis: Zuma defies pressure to resign

A gentle nudge wasn't enough. So now comes the big push to oust South Africa's president of nine years. The new leadership of the ruling ANC party making it clear it will go...

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