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

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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.

DEBATE

DEBATE

Latest update : 2010-12-09

Banking system: reform, what reform?

Former Manchester United star Eric Cantona urged followers to help him bring down a "criminal and corrupt" banking system by withdrawing their savings. Thousands signed up to the "cashpoint revolution", but after numerous warnings by French politicians and bankers, only a handful of people actually did it. Capitalism remains intact, but the incident has highlighted the level of public anger against bankers. Is that anger justified? And have banking reforms actually made any difference?

A debate with Laura Baines and guests:

Frédéric BONNEVAY, Economist at the Fiscal Policy Forum
Sofiane ABOURA, Professor of Finance at Paris Dauphine University
Pat LEAHY, Political Editor for Sunday Business Post (by phone from Dublin)

Programme prepared by Bilal Tarabey and Perrine Desplats

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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 UK 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. A Financial Times poll shows the Conservatives and Labour 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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