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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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Latest update : 2011-01-13

2011: Fewer Jobs, Longer Hours? (part 2)

As the French argue about repealing the 35-hour work week, François Picard’s panel wonders if a more flexible work force will really reduce unemployment in Europe. We know that a later retirement age is coming but can the same be said about longer working hours?

A debate with François Picard and guests:

A. Craig COPETAS, Senior writer for Bloomberg News
Raquel GARRIDO, International Spokesperson of the "Parti de Gauche"
Jacques RELAND, Head of the European Programme at the Global Policy Institute
Asghar ZAIDI, Director of Research at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (by satellite from Vienna)

Programme prepared by Yi Song Jeanette Coombs and Perrine Desplats

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2016-06-29 Islamic State (IS) group

Turkey targeted: Terror attack coincides with foreign policy pivot (part 2)

Once again, Turkey has been the target for blind terror. At least 42 people have been killed at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport in a carefully-staged attack blamed on the Islamic...

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2016-06-29 Turkey

Turkey targeted: Islamic State group blamed for Istanbul attack (part 1)

Once again, Turkey has been the target for blind terror. At least 42 people have been killed at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport in a carefully-staged attack blamed on the Islamic...

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2016-06-28 Brexit

The big breakup: The EU after Brexit

The continent is in a daze as European leaders meet in Brussels to discuss the terms of the British divorce. David Cameron meets his counterparts for two days of talks, however...

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2016-06-27 Brexit

Messy Divorce: EU, UK scramble after Brexit vote (part 1)

Now that Britain's voted out, what's the plan? Amid crisis talks and damage control, two schools of thought are emerging: the "cut the cord" crowd, who want to nip uncertainty in...

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2016-06-27 Brexit

Messy Divorce: EU, UK scramble after Brexit vote (part 2)

Now that Britain's voted out, what's the plan? Amid crisis talks and damage control, two schools of thought are emerging: the "cut the cord" crowd, who want to nip uncertainty in...

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